Farnes a top spot for wildlife photos

Birds on the Farne Islands. Picture by Jane Coltman
Birds on the Farne Islands. Picture by Jane Coltman

Photographer Andrew Marshall named the Farne Islands as one of the top 10 places in the UK to photograph wildlife in an article in the Guardian this week.

He wrote: ‘Four miles off the Northumberland coast, the Farne Islands is a superb wildlife destination, described by David Attenborough as his favourite in the UK.

‘The thousands of sea birds found here range from the large and impressive shag to the small, comical and colourful puffin. The birds are wonderfully unafraid of humans and the islands offer great close-up views.

‘May and June are best for spotting nesting birds, especially the Arctic terns on Inner Farne – and on outlying rocks there is a grey seal colony’.