I always take a camera with me when I’m out walking, usually my telephoto. More often than not I go home without a single photo. Every now and then though, something special happens and I’m really glad I took the camera with me. I’ve waited years for a decent photo of a common seal pup, and today I met one, down at Brora harbour of all places. She must have been separated from her mum during the storms. After chatting to her for half an hour, she settled down and graciously posed for the camera. I do wish her well and hope she finds her mum again. The moral of the story is, always have a camera with you.