Cairngorms National Park, Scotland


Conditions were not ideal in the Cairngorms and visibility was limited, winds were low so I could at least hear the ptarmigan.  They were starting to pair up so the males were in pursuit of each other protecting their partner from their advances.  Unfortunately the cloud did not lift as forecast so had to make the best of the conditions but great care must be taken as it could soon turn to white out conditions which can make it more challenging to navigate back.

Field Notes

Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: Nikon 300mm F4 Non IS + x1.4 Converter

Aperture: F7.1

Exposure: 1/3200 sec

ISO: 640