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Pine martens were once widespread in the ancient forests that blanketed Britain, but by the turn of the 20th century they were extinct almost everywhere except for Scotland. Now, after an absence of many decades, The Vincent Wildlife Trust is working on an ambitious project to restore this iconic mammal to suitable areas in Wales.

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Pine Marten (Martes martes) foraging at night in mixed coniferous and birch woodland in the area where live traps were set for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine Marten (Martes martes) foraging at night in mixed coniferous and birch woodland in the area where live traps were set for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish...
Pine marten (Martes martes) walking along fallen Pine (Pinus) branch at night, Black Isle, Scotland, UK. February taken by camera trap.  -  Terry  Whittaker
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Terry Whittaker / Pine marten (Martes martes) walking along fallen Pine (Pinus) branch at night, Black Isle, Scotland, UK. February taken by camera trap.
Dense, mixed woodland valley habitat where Pine martens (Martes martes) were trapped for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, UK, September 2016.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dense, mixed woodland valley habitat where Pine martens (Martes martes) were trapped for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, UK, September 2016.
Dr. Jenny Macpherson setting a live trap for Pine martens (Martes martes) in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland region, Scotland, Septe...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson setting a live trap for Pine martens (Martes martes) in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland region, Scotland, Septe...
Mixed conifer and birch woodland habitat around upland loch where Pine martens (Martes martes) were trapped for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, UK,...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Mixed conifer and birch woodland habitat around upland loch where Pine martens (Martes martes) were trapped for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, UK,...
Pine marten (Martes martes) visiting a live trap, pre-baited but not yet set in coniferous woodland, during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, Sep...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) visiting a live trap, pre-baited but not yet set in coniferous woodland, during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands, Sep...
Lizzie Croose uses an egg to bait a live trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland, with a trailcam set in the foreground, during a reintroduction project to Wales...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose uses an egg to bait a live trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland, with a trailcam set in the foreground, during a reintroduction project to Wales...
Lizzie Croose using an egg to bait a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottis...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose using an egg to bait a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottis...
Lizzie Croose using peanuts and raisins to bait a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife T...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose using peanuts and raisins to bait a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in mixed conifer and birch woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife T...
Lizzie Croose setting up a ^jiggler^ filled with peanut butter by a trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes), in the hope one will stand up to reveal the individual pattern on its chest in trailcam r...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose setting up a ^jiggler^ filled with peanut butter by a trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes), in the hope one will stand up to reveal the individual pattern on its chest in trailcam r...
Lizzie Croose using moss to camouflage a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose using moss to camouflage a live trap set for Pine Martens (Martes martes) in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands...
Lizzie Croose looks on as Karis Hodgson checks a live trap pre-baited for Pine martens (Martes martes) in coniferous woodland to check if any bait has been taken, during a reintroduction project to Wa...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Lizzie Croose looks on as Karis Hodgson checks a live trap pre-baited for Pine martens (Martes martes) in coniferous woodland to check if any bait has been taken, during a reintroduction project to Wa...
Karis Hodgson using peanuts and raisins to bait a live trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes) in coniferous woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottis...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Karis Hodgson using peanuts and raisins to bait a live trap set for Pine martens (Martes martes) in coniferous woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottis...
Pine marten (Martes martes) foraging near a live trap, pre-baited but not yet set in coniferous woodland, during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) foraging near a live trap, pre-baited but not yet set in coniferous woodland, during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish Highlands...
Pine marten (Martes martes) foraging at night in mixed coniferous and birch woodland in the area where live traps were set for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) foraging at night in mixed coniferous and birch woodland in the area where live traps were set for a reintroduction project to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scottish...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson inspecting a Pine marten (Martes martes) caught in a live trap at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland regi...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson inspecting a Pine marten (Martes martes) caught in a live trap at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland regi...
Pine marten (Martes martes) caught in a live trap at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland region, Scotland, September 2016. Shot...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) caught in a live trap at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland region, Scotland, September 2016. Shot...
Pine Marten (Martes martes) amongst rocks. Scotland, UK, July.  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Pine Marten (Martes martes) amongst rocks. Scotland, UK, July.
Dr. Jenny Macpherson taking a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught in Scottish woodland from a transport vehicle to a mobile vet clinic for a radiocollar to be fitted, for a reint...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson taking a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught in Scottish woodland from a transport vehicle to a mobile vet clinic for a radiocollar to be fitted, for a reint...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson carrying a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught in Scottish woodland to a mobile vet clinic in a caravan for a radiocollar to be fitted, for a reintroduction...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson carrying a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught in Scottish woodland to a mobile vet clinic in a caravan for a radiocollar to be fitted, for a reintroduction...
Veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson prepares Pine marten (Martes martes) blood samples on microscope slides from animals trapped in Scottish woodland during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the V...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson prepares Pine marten (Martes martes) blood samples on microscope slides from animals trapped in Scottish woodland during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the V...
Veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson preparing Pine Marten (Martes martes) blood samples on microscope slides from animals trapped in Scottish woodland during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson preparing Pine Marten (Martes martes) blood samples on microscope slides from animals trapped in Scottish woodland during a reintroduction project to Wales run by the...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson prepares a radiocollar for a Pine marten (Martes martes) in a mobile vet clinic as veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson packages up blood samples and Lizzie Croose records data, durin...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson prepares a radiocollar for a Pine marten (Martes martes) in a mobile vet clinic as veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson packages up blood samples and Lizzie Croose records data, durin...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson prepares a radiocollar for a Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a mobile vet clinic as veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson packages up blood samples and Lizzie Croose records data, durin...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson prepares a radiocollar for a Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a mobile vet clinic as veterinarian Alexandra Tomlinson packages up blood samples and Lizzie Croose records data, durin...
Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a cage in an animal transport van at a motorway service station en route from Scotland to Wales for a reintroduction project run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scotland,...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a cage in an animal transport van at a motorway service station en route from Scotland to Wales for a reintroduction project run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Scotland,...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson inspecting Pine Martens (Martes martes) in an animal transport van at a motorway servce station en route from Scotland to Wales for a reintroduction project run by the Vincent Wil...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson inspecting Pine Martens (Martes martes) in an animal transport van at a motorway servce station en route from Scotland to Wales for a reintroduction project run by the Vincent Wil...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson placing a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught at night in Scottish woodland into an animal transport van, for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vi...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson placing a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught at night in Scottish woodland into an animal transport van, for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vi...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson carrying a transport crate containing a Pine marten (Martes martes) from her vehicle on arrival from Scotland at night, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Tru...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson carrying a transport crate containing a Pine marten (Martes martes) from her vehicle on arrival from Scotland at night, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Tru...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson carryng a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson carryng a live trap containing a Pine Marten (Martes martes) caught at night in Scottish woodland for a reintroduction project to Wales run by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Highland...
Dr. Jenny Macpherson entering a soft release cage at night carrying a Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a transport crate on arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dr. Jenny Macpherson entering a soft release cage at night carrying a Pine Marten (Martes martes) in a transport crate on arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife...
Pine marten (Martes martes) male exploring its soft release cage soon after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Septemb...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) male exploring its soft release cage soon after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Septemb...
Pine marten (Martes martes) male exploring its soft release cage soon after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Septemb...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) male exploring its soft release cage soon after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Septemb...
Pine marten (Martes martes) male standing on a feeding table in a soft release cage after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wale...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Pine marten (Martes martes) male standing on a feeding table in a soft release cage after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wale...
Male Pine marten (Martes martes) eating an egg on a feeding table in a soft release cage after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains,...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Male Pine marten (Martes martes) eating an egg on a feeding table in a soft release cage after arrival from Scotland, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains,...
Josie Bridges providing food for a Pine marten (Martes martes) held in a temporary soft release cage with a den box retreat during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Moun...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Josie Bridges providing food for a Pine marten (Martes martes) held in a temporary soft release cage with a den box retreat during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Moun...
David Bavin positioning a trailcam to record the activity of a Pine marten (Martes martes) inside a soft release cage during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains,...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / David Bavin positioning a trailcam to record the activity of a Pine marten (Martes martes) inside a soft release cage during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains,...
David Bavin setting a trailcam to record the emergence of a Pine Marten (Martes martes) from a temporary soft release cage during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mount...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / David Bavin setting a trailcam to record the emergence of a Pine Marten (Martes martes) from a temporary soft release cage during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mount...
David Bavin props open the door of a soft release cage to allow a Pine marten (Martes martes) to emerge when it is ready, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mounta...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / David Bavin props open the door of a soft release cage to allow a Pine marten (Martes martes) to emerge when it is ready, during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mounta...
Radio-collared male Pine marten (Martes martes) preparing to emerge from a temporary soft release cage at night , during reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared male Pine marten (Martes martes) preparing to emerge from a temporary soft release cage at night , during reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales...
Radio-collared Male Pine marten (Martes martes) emerging from a temporary soft release cage after dark during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Sep...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared Male Pine marten (Martes martes) emerging from a temporary soft release cage after dark during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Sep...
Radio-collared male Pine Marten (Martes martes) emerging from a temporary soft release cage after dark during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Sep...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared male Pine Marten (Martes martes) emerging from a temporary soft release cage after dark during a reintroduction project by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Sep...
Forested valleys where Pine Martens (Martes martes) have been reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian mountains, Wales, UK, February 2016.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Forested valleys where Pine Martens (Martes martes) have been reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian mountains, Wales, UK, February 2016.
Dave Bavin setting up a trailcam in a dense coniferous plantation near some peanuts set out as bait to photograph a radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wild...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dave Bavin setting up a trailcam in a dense coniferous plantation near some peanuts set out as bait to photograph a radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wild...
Dave Bavin setting up a trailcam in a dense coniferous plantation to photograph a radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust after locating it by ra...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Dave Bavin setting up a trailcam in a dense coniferous plantation to photograph a radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust after locating it by ra...
Radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust photographed by a trailcam while seeking food at the cage it was soft released from a couple of weeks ear...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust photographed by a trailcam while seeking food at the cage it was soft released from a couple of weeks ear...
Radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust photographed by a trailcam while seeking food at the cage it was soft released from a couple of weeks ear...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust photographed by a trailcam while seeking food at the cage it was soft released from a couple of weeks ear...
Josie Bridges using a radiotracker in coniferous woodland to locate radio-collared Pine Martens (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Dece...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Josie Bridges using a radiotracker in coniferous woodland to locate radio-collared Pine Martens (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, Dece...
Radio-collared female Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust foraging at night in woodland, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, May 2016. Photographed using a remot...  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Radio-collared female Pine Marten (Martes martes) reintroduced to Wales by the Vincent Wildlife Trust foraging at night in woodland, Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK, May 2016. Photographed using a remot...
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