Random car photo of Loch of Harray, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland
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Random car photo Loch of Harray. Location: Orkney, Scotland.

Camera went click and I had nothing to do with it. Hoping for more of these happy coincidences when I return to Orkney in a week’s time.


Randomness is the lack of pattern or predictability in events. In other words: random sequences of events, symbols or steps have no order and do not follow an intelligible pattern or combination. Therefore, individual random events are by definition unpredictable. Nonetheless, in many cases the frequency of different outcomes over a large number of events (or “trials”) is predictable.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randomness

Random car photo

A random car photo, such as Random Car Photo, Loch of Harray, is characterised by the camera firing accidentally and without the photographer’s intention to capture the image in question. Hence, it is shaped by chance rather than decision.

Random car photo of Loch of Harray

The Loch of Harray is the largest loch of Mainland Orkney. It lies immediately to the north of the Loch of Stenness and is close to the World Heritage neolithic sites of the Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar. Furthermore, in Old Norse its name was Heraðvatn.


Harray is a great base to explore Orkney’s Neolithic Heartland. Skara Brae, the Ring of Brogar, Maeshowe and the Standing Stones of Stenness are all a short drive away. Also noteworthy is the Corrigall Farm Museum that offers the visitor an insight into Orkney farming from as early as the 18th century.


The Loch of Harray is a freshwater loch. It is the largest in all Orkney and connected to the Loch of Stenness at the Bridge of Brodgar. In addition, the two lochs together cover an area of 19.3 square kilometres (7.5 square miles) making them the ninth largest loch in Scotland by area.

Natural history

The loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It has a large number of pondweed species (three of which are scarce) and a rare caddis fly (Ylodes reuteri). Furthemore, it is the only known site in Scotland for a nerite snail Theodoxus fluviatilis, which is more commonly found in English rivers. Moreover, wildfowl that winter at the loch include the pochard, tufted duck, scaup and goldeneye.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_of_Harray