The tide is funnelled through the Sound of Sleat between Skye and the mainland twice a day. The tides bring abundant new food for the birds and animals at the narrow section of Sleat near Kylerhea. Kylerhea is one of the most reliable places to see otters I know, a few hours watching the rapidly rising and falling tides almost always rewards with  the sight of at least one otter feeding close to shore.

These photographs where taken during a week long stay at the “House on the slip” at Kylerhea. Otters can very often be seen early morning from bed through  the picture window in the spectacular sea view bedroom.