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The new gallery poster is now ready wildlife photography and drawings on show .

The rabbits are having a good year ,lots of grass due to wet warm weather . The buzzards are also doing well taking all the unwary young . rabbit

People find them beautiful and fascinating or view them with loathing and fear, Im in the first camp although when looking for them in the long grass a touch of fear is not far from the surface .This one was warming itself near Loch Ness in the morning sun, although common in many parts of the Highlands ,in our area of Dundonnell I am still to spot one .a1s.jpg

a1 (2).jpgAt this time of year Badgers in the highlands of Scotland are hunting early and it is possible to photograph them while it is still light. There sense of smell is very good so stay down wind of them and try to make as little noise as possible.This Badger is part of a large group living in sand dunes on the coast.

deer bloThe harsh winter can be hard on the wildlife in the snow-covered hills of the highlands , many of the weak or sick red deer will die if the snow cover lasts to long. While bad news for the deer this can create rich pickings for the local predators such as Sea Eagles ,Golden Eagles ,Foxes and even Badgers.In cold weather more deer come down from the hills and come into contact with traffic on the roads, this can make driving at night around here quite exciting.

As the days grow longer in the Scotish highlands the low sun creates dramatic landscapes, on bolder beach the light skims the textured rock surfaces showing up every detail of amazing location.rock blo

December Otter

The recent cold snap has led to more otter activity . Otters feed more in cold weather in order to keep up body temperature . They like to make the most of any calm weather for fishing , catching mostly crabs and smaller fish among the weed.

Shags on red rock

There seem to be a lot of Shag around the loch at the moment ,they have a green/bronze gloss to the feathers that makes them shine in the sunlight. They breed on the exposed rocky coast of the Scoraig peninsular and can often be seen in groups of ten or more fishing around the loch. This shot was taken with a 300mm lens from our boat.