After a few weeks of spring-like weather in the Scottish Highlands, winter made a brief, but dramatic return, and of course, I took advantage of it!
Spending time with the mountain hares in the crazy 2019 windy, mild winter weather.
The weather may have been wet and windy, but it was still a joy to spend a few days in the company of the mountain hares this October.
The final part of my whistle-stop tour of Scotland saw me in Aviemore for a challenging attempt to photograph ospreys in the mist and mountain hares in the rain.
A weekend of wildlife including elusive puffins, seabirds, red squirrels, hares and red kites.
A weekend of sunshine in the company of my favourite animal, the mountain hare.
Readers of this blog or followers on social media will be aware how much I love spending quality time with mountain hares. The setting is stunning (especially this year when coated in a thick blanket of snow) and it’s wonderful just to sit with a hare as time passes by – even when the hare does little more than twitch and do a half-hearted groom in 3 hours whilst we survive a blizzard and biting cold winds together!
My aspiration when it comes to wildlife photography is to stick to a few species and spend as much time as is possible watching them – not only is this a joy to do but hopefully it will lead to more interesting images.
Mountain hares, otters, puffins, water voles and gannets – photographic highlights from the first half of 2017.
Little did I know as I trudged up a mountain path in the Scottish Highlands last July that I’d be meeting an animal that I would fall in love with.