Ptarmigan enduring the spin drift
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
Conditions were challenging in the Cairngorms as the winds were quite strong. This would then blow the snow into your face which can make it very unpleasant if not wearing eye protection and of course in no time at all if you leave your bag open will get filled with snow. Even finding shelter out of the wind is problematic to get some respite from the wind to take on food and drink or add some layers. It also makes it very hard to move about and hear the ptarmigan but they have to endure these conditions all the time and worse. So I wanted to try capture some of the spin drift getting blown about them as they went in search of food and shelter.
Lens: Nikon 300mm F4 with Nikon x1.4 teleconverter
Exposure: 1/2000 sec