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Old Man of Storr 2, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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A: Old Man Of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

by Scott Anderson, 50 meters away

Old Man Of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

B: Old Man of Storr 3, Isle of Skye, Scotland

by Scott Anderson, 230 meters away

Old Man of Storr 3, Isle of Skye, Scotland

C: Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr

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D: Old Man Of Storr , Isle Of Skye

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 430 meters away

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Old Man Of Storr , Isle Of Skye

E: Trotternish Ridge Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 4.1 km away

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G: Brochel Castle , Raasay

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 11.4 km away

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H: Brochel Bay, Isle of Rasaay, Scotland

by Scott Anderson, 11.4 km away

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I: Brochel Castle , Raasay , Scotland

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J: Fairy Glen , Uig , Isle Of Skye

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