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St Kilda - A remote set of islands, with double UNESCO World Heritage status, sitting 40 miles off the west coast of Scotland. Home to a million birds, this isolated archipelago was a joy to explore and photograph in the summer of 2019.

These images hark back to an ancient time, when humans relied on their natural neighbours to survive, with their only means of sustenance the birds that call the western edges home. A raw, harsh existence that became too much for the locals - abandoned by the final 36 islanders in 1930 - it is now a haven for birds, mammals and ocean dwellers.

A unique place that I documented over five days of walking, observing and absorbing all that these wild lands could throw at me.