An injured cow stuck at the bottom of a cliff in the Highlands was rescued by fire crews in a battle against a rising tide.
Fire crews from Lochalsh & Wester Ross, Skye & Raasay, and Inverness & Kyle were called after the animal escaped its field and ended up on a rocky shoreline in Wester Ross on Friday afternoon.
The firefights found themselves in a race against the incoming tide to get the animal back to the safety of its barn.
Pictures taken at the scene show at around 10 crew members working to save the brown and white cow by using a field gate as a makeshift stretcher up the cliff.
The animal was successfully rescued and returned to its barn.
Posting about the rescue on Facebook, Lochalsh & Wester Ross SFRS wrote: “Great teamwork by Skye and Raasay SFRS, Inverness and Kyle crews not only to beat the incoming tide, but to get the injured cow back to its barn safely.
“Improvising at its best.”