The Moray Firth Dolphins
The Moray Firth is home to around 130 bottlenose dolphins, the only known resident population of bottlenose dolphins in the North Sea.
From land, groups of these bottlenose dolphins can often be seen leaping close to shore on calm days, with April to September being the best months to see these animals in their natural habitat in this area.
There are many boats who specialise in trips to see the Dolphins and other Sealife.
Visit the Moray Dolphins website for more details
The cliffs at Troup Head, near Pennan, provide a home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds including puffins, fulmars, shags, kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills.
During the summer months over 150,000 breeding seabirds are present at the site.
Troup Head is also home to Scotland’s only mainland gannet colony. The gannet population in the area has exploded since 1988, when there were only four nests, to now over 1,500.
The reserve also offers fantastic views across the Moray Firth.
Visit the Troup Head page of the RSPB website.