A seal pup has been found lying in a field of sheep after being blown out of the water by severe gales.
A local farmer checking his flock discovered the three-week old pup, nicknamed Snowy, in the aftermath of last week's gale-force storm which saw winds of up to 138mph hit Orkney.
She is now being cared for at the Orkney Seal Rescue centre at South Ronaldsay.
Ross Flett, of Orkney Seal Rescue, said: "It happens now and again, especially with the bad weather we've had recently.
"Any small pups just decide to leave the waters edge and just end up on the land. In this case Snowy was maybe 200m inland from the shoreline, in a field with sheep."
He said the seal pup was faring well but is small for the time of year.
It could take up to three months before she is released back into the wild, depending on how well she recovers and puts on weight.