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Rugged, romantic and rare - Scotland's Highlands and Islands are one of Europe's last great wilderness areas. Stunning and dramatic scenery boasts Britain's highest peaks, world-famous lochs, ancient mountain massifs and the tranquil islands of Skye and the Hebrides.

The remote Highlands are sparsely populated except for the magnificent wildlife inhabiting the region, among the best in Britain. A rich cultural and historical background adds to the charm of the breathtakingly varied countryside.

For more information and images, contact timaldred@naturepl.com

Single-photographer portfolios from this region can be browsed under the search terms "Pete Cairns Scotland" or "Niall Benvie Scotland".

Lochan in pine forest with storm clouds, Strathspey, Highlands, Scotland, UK  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Lochan in pine forest with storm clouds, Strathspey, Highlands, Scotland, UK
Moorland reflected in Loch Killin, Highland, Scotland.  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Moorland reflected in Loch Killin, Highland, Scotland.
Isolated old fashioned telephone booth on moorland Highlands Scotland UK  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Isolated old fashioned telephone booth on moorland Highlands Scotland UK
Heather moorland with Bracken {Pteridium aquilinum} and heather Glen Esk Angus Scotland  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Heather moorland with Bracken {Pteridium aquilinum} and heather Glen Esk Angus Scotland
Wild cat portrait amongst heather {Felis silvestris} Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Wild cat portrait amongst heather {Felis silvestris} Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK
Male Black grouse {Tetrao tetrix} displaying on lek site. Scotland, UK.  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Male Black grouse {Tetrao tetrix} displaying on lek site. Scotland, UK.
Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) adult female bringing  Shrew prey to nest, Sutherland, Scotland, UK  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) adult female bringing Shrew prey to nest, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
Blackrock Cottage with storm behind, Rannoch Moors, Scottish Highlands, Scotland UK  -  Gavin Hellier
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Gavin Hellier / Blackrock Cottage with storm behind, Rannoch Moors, Scottish Highlands, Scotland UK
Golden eagle in Scottish landscape {Aquila chrysaetos} Strathspey, Scotland, UK - captive bird  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Golden eagle in Scottish landscape {Aquila chrysaetos} Strathspey, Scotland, UK - captive bird
RF- Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag, standing on open hillside. Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Highlands, Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / RF- Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag, standing on open hillside. Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Highlands, Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Highland cow (Bos taurus). Scotland, UK, Europe  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Highland cow (Bos taurus). Scotland, UK, Europe
Larig Ghru (valley through the Cairngorms) + Ben MacDui in winter Scotland UK Highlands  -  Geoff Scott-Simpson
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Geoff Scott-Simpson / Larig Ghru (valley through the Cairngorms) + Ben MacDui in winter Scotland UK Highlands
Mountain hare in winter coat peers from behind snow drift {Lepus timidus} Scotland, UK  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Mountain hare in winter coat peers from behind snow drift {Lepus timidus} Scotland, UK
Rock ptarmigan female in white winter plumage {Lagopus mutus} Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Rock ptarmigan female in white winter plumage {Lagopus mutus} Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK
RF- Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) in blizzard in pine forest. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / RF- Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) in blizzard in pine forest. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) standing alongside Loch Mallachie, perfectly reflected in water. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK  -  Pete Cairns
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Pete Cairns / Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) standing alongside Loch Mallachie, perfectly reflected in water. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK
Red squirrel in Scots pine tree, Scotland  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Red squirrel in Scots pine tree, Scotland
Male Scottish crossbill {Loxia scotica} in Scots pine tree, scotland, UK. Captive.  -  Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Male Scottish crossbill {Loxia scotica} in Scots pine tree, scotland, UK. Captive.
Capercaillie male displaying. Pine forest, Scotland, UK, Europe  -  David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Capercaillie male displaying. Pine forest, Scotland, UK, Europe
Sand patterns on the beach Coll Inner Hebrides Scotland U  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Sand patterns on the beach Coll Inner Hebrides Scotland U
Puffin {Fratercula arctica} landing with sandeels in beak, Orkney, Scotland, UK 2006  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Puffin {Fratercula arctica} landing with sandeels in beak, Orkney, Scotland, UK 2006
Trotternish waterfall and Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland.  -  David Noton
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David Noton / Trotternish waterfall and Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland.