Wednesday, 5 February 2020


A fine day for Mountain Hare Photography

Light and shade over Cairn Gorm and Northern Corries

A good yawn and stretch

Clearing skies and a moon at dusk

Sitting in wet snow with this guy

Lovely light now we're in February
Cairngorm tops just below the cloud

Big patches of snow at 750m

Nicely sheltered

Afternoon sunlight

Plenty of Hares active today
High pressure over most of the Highlands the next few days. Good to have a dry and not too windy spell of weather. We usually get a big continental high pressure in February which is usually colder. This one is drifting over from the Atlantic so some slightly milder temperatures next day or two before the next bout of snow storms over the weekend.
It was still breezy today mind. Even at 750m it was gusty and keeping the camera and lens steady was a challenge for photographing the Mountain Hare in The Monadhliath. Towards the end of the afternoon I had a great 30 minutes sat in the cold snow with one lovely individual. The rest of the Mountain Hare community in my patch were very active. They finally settled down before the walk back down the hill. Nice light now we're into mid winter, the sun higher and some nice light on the hares.
Calmer day tomorrow and plenty of sunshine. Now where's the sunscreen?

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