A Western Isles mountain rescue team was drafted in to rescue an injured lamb which found itself perched precariously on a cliff.
A member of the public spotted the small animal on cliffs in North Tolsta on Lewis, having not moved from its position in several days.
The incident was reported to the Scottish SPCA who requested assistance from Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team.
Team Leader Charlie Greenwood said: “The team are fairly used to carrying out animal rescues, especially at this time of year.
“This incident was slightly different due to Covid-19, where minimal personnel were involved, while attempting to maintain good social distancing.
“Once the rescue was under way we managed to catch the lamb fairly quickly, enabling us to return before the rising tide cut off access to the cliffs.”
The female lamb, which sustained injuries to its front legs, is being checked over by a local vet before being reunited with its mother.
Scottish SPCA inspector Maggie Adkins thanked the mountain rescue team for their assistance.
She said: “Although the mother sheep could get back up the cliffs unaided, she didn’t want to leave her baby.
“I knew I wouldn’t be able to reach the youngster as it was on an inaccessible part of the cliffs.”
The charity has urged anyone who finds an animal in distress to call 03000 999 999.