Mud cracks, mud cracks everywhere!

Orkney is full of stone which shows fossilised wave patterns and mud cracks. Orkney’s geological history has been a complex one involving water and drought and water and drought. Here’s a rock with visible fossilised mud cracks made even more visible by the barnacles which are sheltering in the slightest of depressions.

Mud cracks, mud cracks everywhere! - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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Fulmar at sunset - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fulmar at sunset

The sun is already half-way down past the horizon when this Fulmar flies past, lit up with glorious low golden light.

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