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Reflections on Loch Etive, Argyll, Scotland

Reflections on Loch Etive, Argyll, Scotland
Picture taken at the point at which the River Etive enters the loch.

Loch Etive (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Eite) is a 30 km sea loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It reaches the sea at Connel, 5 km north of Oban. It measures 31.6 km (19 3⁄4 miles) long and from 1.2 km ( 3⁄4 mile) to 1.6 km (1 mi) wide. Its depth varies greatly, up to a maximum of 150 m (490 ft).

The River Etive drains into Loch Etive from its source near Kingshouse on Glencoe, Rannoch Moor. A small, single track road runs alongside the river for its 18km course to the loch – this road is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque roads in all of Scotland.

From 1847 a steamer service from Oban carried passengers to a pier in the area of the pier now used for the loading of logs onto ships (just visible at right of picture) at the north end of the loch. From there the passengers would board a carriage service that took tourists up Glen Etive to see Glen Coe.

The name Etive is believed to mean "little ugly one" from the Gaelic goddess associated with the loch. It heads east for half its length alongside the main road and rail link to Oban, before heading northeast into mountainous terrain. The narrow mouth of the loch results in its most unusual feature, the Falls of Lora. Part of the north bank has been designated a Special Area of Conservation in particular due to old sessile oak woods. Surprisingly, a small colony of around 20 common seals is resident in Loch Etive.

* ઇઉ *, Herb Riddle, Jean-louis Thiaudiere, Gabriella Siglinde and 40 other people have particularly liked this photo


48 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Breathtakingly beautiful !!
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Bill Robinson / kinderbill
Bill Robinson / kind… club
Wow! thats one awesome image Doug, it needs to be hanging on a wall, it just leaps out at you, lost for words so here is a Big...YS...Keep well my friend
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Bill Robinson / kind… club
Thanks very much for the generous comments Bill. Pleased with this one, the light and clouds cooperated beautifully.

All the best, Doug
3 years ago.
 Mariano
Mariano club
Espléndida toma !!. Un lugar muy bello Doug !. Mis saludos
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Mariano club
Your visit and kind comments are much appreciated Mariano.

All best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful!
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Thank you very much Boarischa, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Incredible reflections, Doug, and perfectly photographed.
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to RHH club
Many thanks for the kind comments Ron.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
spectacular mirror image, superb symmetry !
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Nora Caracci club
Many thanks for your visit and kind comments Nora.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
WAW….Fascinante image**********
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Danielle club
Thank you very much Danielle, glad that you like it,

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Gorgeous shot, Doug... YS.
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to John Goodwin club
Many thanks for the kind comment John.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Beautiful reflections and so peaceful looking!
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Gudrun club
Thank you very much Gudrun, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautiful curves and reflections Doug. I love the clouds that seem to be sliding down the hillside! Great low perspective too. All the best, Rosa.
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks very much for the kind words Rosa. To me the hill looks like a wave breaking and the clouds the foam on top curling over;-)

All the best, Doug
3 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful my friend!
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you very much Annemarie.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
This is a real fantastic picture, Doug !!! *******
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Thank you very much Christiane, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Adele
Adele club
This is not just a beautiful natural mirror... what makes it so special are the clouds from the hill , with such a curved shape..and then of course that very green of the hill...and the light....and the loch unique mood...superlative place and picture!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Adele club
Thank you very much Adele, I'm happy that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
Extremely beautiful Doug, love it.
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Jeff Farley club
Many thanks for your kind comments Jeff.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
so wonderful ... and a fantastic reflection in the water
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
Thank you very much aNNa, I'm happy that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
A dreamlike shot Doug...the water looks like an ice surface and I like the way the clouds "stand" at the hillside! the whole wide world of Loch Etive ;)
All the best...Tanja ;)
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew club
Thanks very much for your kind comments Tanja.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
Great Reflections...
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to ©UdoSm club
Thank you very much Udo.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Eine fantastische Landschaft, Doug.
wunderschön mit de Spiegelung.
Freundliche Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag
Erich
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to sea-herdorf club
Thank you very much Erich, I am happy that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
We had a picnic about this spot Doug. Great shot
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Martin Humphreys
Thanks very much Martin. A better spot for a picnic would be hard to find.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Martine
Martine
C'est magique avec ces reflets.
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Martine
Thank you for your kind appreciation Martine.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Stunningly beautiful Doug. I love the reflections and the still quality of this image
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Ecobird club
Thanks once again Carol, much appreciated. The Scottish light was cooperating very nicely that morning;-))

Best regards, Doug
3 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Un big WAOUHHHH pour cette excellente vue
3 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to ROL/Photo club
Thanks once again ROL/Photo, your kind comments are much appreciated.

Best wishes, Doug
3 years ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Wow, superb image Doug. We’ve stayed in Taynuilt a couple of times and enjoyed the fabulous views of the loch.
2 years ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Ruth club
Many thanks once again Ruth for your visit and kind words. We spent a week exploring Glen Etive, loved every minute of it.

Best regards, Doug
2 years ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A wonderful capture here Doug. Love this view and familiar treatment. ⭐ for the reflections in particularly.

Keep good. Herb
6 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment Herb, much appreciated. The mirrorlike water was to soon be ruffled by the wind so I was glad to be there at the right time!

All the best, Doug
6 weeks ago.

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