The Scottish Highlands (Dec 2017)

In deciding what to write for my next blog I thought I would post a selection of photos from our recent visit to the Scottish Highlands over Christmas 2017 and the new year.

There is never a shortage of places to visit for photographic opportunities, the only influencing factor being the weather, as always.

One of my favourite locations for nature photography is the RSPB reserve at Loch Garten. I hadn't visited for a few years, so going prepared with a suitable selection of fat blocks and peanuts, I headed off early one morning with the plan to photograph the crested tits. Here's a selection:

When the weather conditions are ideal, I'm always looking for opportunities such as those taken below on the journey back from Loch Garten:

We often stay around Nairn (an old fishing town). These are some of the photos taken down near the harbour with a mix of weather conditions.

The final set of photos are from the day I revisited Loch Glass, a location nestled in the Ben Wyvis mountain range. Willow and I walked (she ran) to the end of the loch and back, which was a 10 mile round trip - she must have covered a good few extra miles with all her hunting and tracking! Here's a selection from that day, including some sighting of deer on route!