garden of cosmic speculation ▴ portrack house, dumfries and galloway, scotland
this 30-acre sculpture garden was designed by landscape architect and theorist charles jencks. it is not abundant with plants, but sets mathematical formulae and scientific phenomena in a setting which elegantly combines natural features and artificial symmetry and curves. the garden is private but opens one day each year through scotland’s gardens scheme and raises money for maggie’s centres, a cancer care charity named for jencks’ late wife.
natgeo Video by @stephenwilkes. On assignment for the next 2 weeks photographing bird migration for @natgeo . Today we scouted Bass Rock, an island just off the east coast of Scotland. The island was formed over 320 million years ago, and is the remains of an active volcanic area. Here over 150,000 Gannet’s reside, the largest northern gannet colony in the world. As we approached the island by boat… it was an almost biblical experience. Follow me @ stephenwilkes for more behind the scenes visuals of this extraordinary place.
Sky On Fire by Iain Brooks Via Flickr: Taken a good while ago in the better weather at Rattray Head around 5am. The weather is limiting getting out just now so had a look back through the archives for images that haven’t been processed and came across this. A pretty desolate and lonely place but stunning at the same time. A little untouched gem on the north east coast with a picturesque little lighthouse just out of frame to the left.