Mountain hare 1
Mountain top (Cairngorms)
Male ptarmigan in spring
Male red grouse close up
Stretching red grouse
Mountain hare 1Spring is on its way, the snow has melted but this mountain hare is still in its winter coat. Sheltering amongst the rocks near Glenshee ski lift.
Mountain top (Cairngorms)A gully on Cairngorm, with low clouds just skimming the mountain tops.
Male ptarmigan in springMale ptarmigan changing from his white winter plumage, to his summer plumage. On the Cairngorm mountain.
Male red grouse close upI came across this bird sheltering from the wind in the Cairngorms at Glenshee. Great to be able to get so close.
Stretching red grouseIt took a while to creep up on this male red grouse without frightening it away. It was good to be able to watch it feeding and unconcerned with my presence. Taken in the Cairngorms near Nethybridge.
ReindeerReindeer near the Cairngorm ski centre.
Hiding HareTucked into a hole in the snow, the mountain hare keeps an eye on potential danger. Taken near Glenshee ski centre.
Cairngorm sunsetThe glow of the setting sun contrasts with the cold of the shadows on the mountain tops. Spittle of Glenshee.
Blue mountainFreezing cold, high winds and snow showers make the tops of the Cairngorms a challenging place to look for wildlife. Spittle of Glenshee,