Machair, Uig Bay, Isle of Lewis

 

A triptych of close up shots of machair at Uig Bay on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  Machair is grass land that is almost unique to the coastal sand dune areas of Scotland and in particular the islands of Scotland.  Whilst appearing wild, it is a carefully controlled environment brought about by grazing, and is one that is vital as it holds together the dunes and ensures that the sea does not erode the land.

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