isle of skye scotland


Dinosaur footprints // Isle of Skye, Scotland

Though a size scale may be difficult, in the top left is not a child’s foot. That is an adult female size 5 in a chunky walking boot (aka my foot), and that is no normal rock pool! Though millions of years of erosion has worn away many of the separate toe marks, that is in fact a dinosaur’s footprint. To anyone not paying attention, these would seem like normal rock pools, but on closer inspection they follow regular patterns matching the stride of dinosaurs who walked what would have been a lagoon 150 million years ago. Over 100 footprints have said to have been found at this locality (depending on how far the tide is out) but despite the numbers it’s easy to see why people hadn’t noticed them until only last year! Awesome!