I have been wanting to get back to the highlands in the snowy winter months for a few years and this February managed to get a few days there.
In the Findhorn Valley the mountain hares were numerous and some quite confiding.
This particular hare was so un-fussed by our presence that I was able to use the full range of lenses. This image is with a 16mm wide angle and it was great to show the vast mountain habitat.
Some coveys of red grouse were in the snow as well and made for some interesting compositional opportunities.
A couple of hours at Loch Garten were also rewarded with some great views of crested tits. Nice light made it a very productive photography session too