This weekend we took the opportunity to remind ourselves of what precious and rare wildlife we have on our own doorstep.
Yesterday afternoon we embarked on a fantastic RSPB seabird cruise along the coast of East Yorkshire, from Bridlington up past Flamborough Head toward Bempton Cliffs. We saw plenty of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes, even a lone great skua, and of course, the gannets. Just before 6pm, a full rainbow appeared to the south of the boat, and with plenty activity in the skies as well as the cliffs and water I took the opportunity to capture this image.
I highly recommend the RSBP cruise aboard the Yorkshire Belle – they have a couple of more gannet and puffin cruises in July. Bempton is a great place to see birds from on top of the cliffs, but seeing the extent of the colonies from sea level is wonderful.
More images of the seascapes from Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough are available in the Taraji Blue Yorkshire photo gallery. Also, look out for the images of puffins and seabirds – we’ll be uploading these to Taraji Blue within the next week.