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Amateur photographer Helen Logan of Pirnmill was lucky enough to capture this stunning and perfectly timed photograph of a raft of otters during a return journey from doing her shopping in Brodick.

Hoping to catch a photograph of a rare sea eagle, she stopped along the coast between Machrie and Imacher where she noticed a family of otters enjoying themselves fishing and playing in the late day sun. To her amazement the otters struck the perfect pose – a one in a million shot, which she captured.

It would appear that luck was on her side that day as she also captured images of a rare sea eagle, a heron and seals. Helen has always taken photographs but she only recently started taking photography more seriously when, in August 2020, she purchased a new camera.


Intending to take more photographs for her mental health and positivity, the investment has certainly paid off when looking at her pictures. Helen’s mum, Val Gall, whom Helen describes as her inspiration, has also had one of her photographs, a golden eagle chasing a stag, featured in the Banner in 2019.

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