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Sheep Island

Location Isle of Sheppey, England

These sheep are natural models, and didn't need any direction from me to form this pleasing positioning.

The Isle of Sheppey is an island in the Thames Estuary, and its name is derived from Old English Sceapig, meaning "Sheep Island". Besides sheep, it is also home to a creature you would be slightly more surprised to find in the UK — the European yellow-tailed scorpion, which hitched a ride from Italy on a ship in the 18th century and found the UK climate not too disagreeable, apparently. They can survive here thanks to an extremely slow metabolism, only bothering to move for the strict essentials of hunting for food (which sometimes includes each other) and mating.

More details
  • Location Isle of Sheppey, England
  • Date taken 16th February, 2019
  • Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 105.0mm
  • Exposure details 1/125s at f/6.3, ISO 800