Otters have been filmed indulging in bizarre group wriggling sessions by a Scottish wildlife photographer.
And John Moncrieff barely had to leave his Shetland home to capture their antics.
The 42-year-old discovered that the shore near his garden is a wriggling hotspot for otters.
He planted a hidden, motion-sensored camera near his home in the village of Boddam to the south of the mainland.
The images show the spot is a favourite – both night and day – for the secretive creatures who enjoy rolling around the ground.
But the footage almost never came to light after John’s camera was washed into the sea in a storm one night.
But thankfully the airport handler found it again on a nearby beach.
“I leave it out for a week at a time and check the memory card,” said John while explaining how he captured the endearing films.
“The otters come ashore for freshwater and to dry off.
“I was very pleased to capture it. The camera is motion censored and you get a lot of false alarms with sheep.”
John continued: “The camera washed away in one of the massive storms. I was a bit worried, I thought I would never see it again.
“But it had been washed up a couple of hundred yards away.”