An amateur photographer has managed to capture stunning images of whales in Shetland after a nine-year wait.
Norman Watson, 48, spotted the pod of orcas while on a mackerel fishing trip with his son.
He visited his son Sebastian after six-months of social isolation when he heard an Orca had been spotted near Meal Beach.
Mr Watson, a draughtsman from Aberdeen, said: “I was visiting my son Sebastian after the lockdown was eased. It had been six months since I saw him last.
“I heard that Orca had been spotted heading north on the west side of shetland so took my chances and headed there as it’s close to where my son lives.
“One of his friend’s fathers, Andrew Brown, had arranged to take us out on his boat to do some mackerel fishing and the Orca were passing at just the right time.
‘I had been hoping to see the Orca for about nine years in Shetland, but never got lucky until that day.’Norman Watson
“They were hunting seals, which was apparent when we came across them. They were trying to scare the seals off the rocks.
“I had been hoping to see the Orca for about nine years in Shetland, but never got lucky until that day. It was one of the best wildlife spectacles I’d witnessed and I’ve seen a few things now.
“Orca are one of the oceans largest predators and are so intelligent. There are records of them hunting great white sharks, so they are true apex predators.
“Also no humans have been killed by wild whales, where in captivity, it’s happened on a few occasions. Top mammal.”