National Geographic : 2010 Jan
Red Cuillin, Skye Tranquil waters and a drift of morning mist belie the power that carved these granite hills. Born as the roots of great volcanoes, over millions of years they have been deeply eroded by wind and water and rounded by the grinding weight of glacial ice. Uig Bay, Lewis Sheltered more than a mile and a half from Atlantic breakers, high tide mirrors a summer sky. A century ago some 3,400 people lived in Uig district. The casual- ties of two world wars, dwindling prospects for small farmers and fishermen, and the lure of urban opportunity have reduced the local population to just a few hundred. BOTH PANORAMAS ARE COMPOSITES OF THREE IMAGES EACH.