The Isle of May Nature Reserve is celebrating the arrival of its first seal pup of the year.
The young grey seal was discovered in Rona on Tuesday morning with its mother in close attendance, and is the first of thousands expected to be born there this year.
With over 2500 pups born annually, the Isle of May is home to one of the biggest seal nurseries in the UK.
The first newborns arrive in the autumn before a peak in early November and the last is born in mid-December.
Manager of the NatureScot reserve, David Steel, announced the news on Twitter.
Alongside a picture of the seals, he wrote: “This morning we are celebrating the birth of the first grey seal of the autumn on the Isle of May (just another 2499 to go…).”
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