Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Bow Fiddle Rock in Portknockie, Scotland, is home to countless sea birds. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In Portknockie, Scotland, you will be able to visit and experience a genuine natural phenomenon – Bow Fiddle Rock. Over the centuries, the clashing water of the North Sea has dug a huge hole into the rock, creating a formation that remotely resembles a bow fiddle (just without the strings, obviously.) The tiny island is home to many seabirds who loudly arrive and depart, demonstrating their ability to master even strong winds.

I like this image because it illustrates the unique maritime atmosphere of the place. There’s the wide, rough, open North Sea, and several birds can be spotted (and even more in the high-resolution image.)

The high resolution image

Capture Date20-JUL-2005
LocationPortknockie, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6536 x 4263 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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