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Cairngorms Wildlife Photography Tour

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I led a five day tour to photograph the iconic birds and manmmals of the Cairngorms, including mounatin hare, red squirrel, pine marten, ptarmigan and red grouse. We found this ptarmigan in a corrie high on the flank of Cairngorm mountain. Although it was still March, snow had already melted and the ptarmigan had moulted into its summer plumage, giving almost perfect camouflage against the heather of its high moorland habitat. More images from the tour can be seen in my Scottish Wildlife Gallery.