Photography by Ian Cameron
Mellon Tails, Mellon Udrigle, Ross-Shire, Scotland, beach, sand, outflow, shore, branching, wet, winter, mountains, snow photo

Mellon Tails   Mellon Udrigle, Ross-Shire, Scotland

Mellon Udrigles beach has extremely fine grained sand with water leaching through it from the outflow of various peat streams.  These disappear beneath the sand and re-emerge near the shore line to form these branching trails through the fine wet sand.  I arrived on a winter morning forty minutes or so before sunrise and photographed three distinct tails as they threaded their way to a thunderous horizon with the snow capped peaks of Inverpolly outlined beneath steely blue clouds.  A magical sight.

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