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Pine marten jumping

Animal Behaviour Highly Commended, British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016


This image was taken on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. During June the young kits start to explore the immediate vicinity of their forest home. By early July, they are following their mother on her hunting forays. Pine Martens have made a remarkable recovery in the UK after years of heavy persecution and are now starting to recolonize much of their former range.

Canon EOS-1DX, EF300mm f2.8L IS II USM, 1/3200 Sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200, Gitzo 3 series tripod.



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