Whilst every window of the Old Ticket Office looks over the stunning scenery of the area, opposite the Old Ticket Office the Inverness and Beauly Firths are rich in wildlife and with a little patience and a good pair of binoculars, you stand a decent chance of seeing one or more species at any time of the year.
Take some time out and look around - the best way to see the wildlife is not to watch for it!
Shown below are photographs of some of the birds and animals which make the area their home. Click on any photo to view a larger version.
All the photos featured below were taken by Charlie Phillips - an award winning wildlife photographer famed for his work with the dolphins of the Moray Firth.