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Glen Loyne and Shower Clouds over Knoydart

The Scottish Highlands

Gallery of Pictures of The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands is a land defined by the character of its mountains. To the north and east are the mighty Cairngorms, a vast granite plateau rising to wild and bare uplands of scanty soils and grits with magnificent corrie headwalls that cosset the birthplace of streams. To the north and west, in total contrast and much of it built with some of the oldest rocks in the world, are tall remote mountains with steep sided ridges and lengthy glens that stretch out to the sea lochs of Nevis, Hourn, Duich, Torridon and Broom.

Lesser in stature but not in magnificence are the isolated stacks of sandstone and quartzite set upon plinths of ancient gneiss that stand in bold isolation above the wild moorlands of the far north – Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Cul Mor, Quinag, Arkle and Foinaven – to name just a few. Then there are the many islands, in particular the Isle of Skye, with its jagged peaks and sharp aretes beloved of the hardiest and most skilled of mountaineers; these are without doubt the most awesome and challenging mountains to be found anywhere in Britain.

I must confess that my head and my heart have always been drawn to the north west of the Scottish Highlands and so the collection of images displayed here favours the mountains in that part of the country. It is that magical and most infinitely diverse blend of mountain, glen and loch that has so much appeal and challenges the compositional skills of a photographer such as I who seeks to portray the facets of the scene that lies before him. The magnitude of that challenge is amplified by the fact that these mountains can be shrouded in mist for days at a time and then, suddenly, will appear in skies of outstanding clarity only to disappear again with equal rapidity.

Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment
Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment
Suilven from Strone
Suilven from Strone
Aonach Eagach First Snows
Autumn Snow on the Aonach Eagach
Loch Garry Summer Sunset
Loch Garry Summer Sunset
Loch Torridon Sunrise
Loch Torridon Sunrise
Sunset Over Skye
The Cuillins of Skye at Sunset
Glencoe Buachaille Etive Mor
The Buachaille Etive Mor and River Coupall
Alpenglow On The Buachaille Etive Mor
Alpenglow on Buachaille Etive Mor
Rainclouds Over Kintail
Rainclouds Over The Five Sisters of Kintail
Beinn a Bheithir from a Glencoe Lochan
Glencoe Autumn Reflections
Storm Clouds over Knoydart
Storm Clouds over Knoydart
Spring Snow On The Saddle from the River Shiel
Spring Snow On The Saddle
Sunrise and Moonset over Rannoch Moor
Glencoe and Rannoch Moor Sunrise and Moonset
Clouds Over Loch Ness
Clouds Over Loch Ness
Foinaven from Loch na Thull
Foinaven from Loch na Thull
Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch
Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch
Stac Pollaidh from Drumrunie
Stac Pollaidh from a Drumrunie Lochan
Dawn over Ben Nevis and Loch Eil
Ben Nevis at Dawn from Corpach
Loch Scavaig and The Cuillin of Skye
Loch Scavaig and The Cuillin of Skye
The Cuillins of Skye from Sligachan
The Cuillins of Skye from Sligachan
Suilven and Canisp
Suilven and Canisp
First Light On An Teallach
First Light on An Teallach
Marsco from Loch nan Eilean
Marsco from Loch nan Eilean
The Cuillins of Skye from Loch nan Eilean
The Cuillins of Skye from Loch nan Eilean
Five Sisters of Kintail Sunrise Reflection
Five Sisters of Kintail Sunrise Reflection
The Pap of Glencoe in Winter
The Pap of Glencoe in Winter
The Cuillins in Winter
The Cuillins in Winter
Beinn Sgreathall Sunrise
Beinn Sgreathall Sunrise
Glen Loyne Shower Clouds
Glen Loyne Shower Clouds
Snow Clouds Gather over Loch Loyne
Knoydart Mountains and Loch Loyne in Winter
Loch Avon from the Cairngorm Plateau
Loch Avon
Loch Quoich
The Knoydart Mountains from Loch Quoich
Morning Cloud Over Loch Duich
Loch Duich Morning Cloud
Loch Duich Sunset
Loch Duich Sunset
Ben Nevis in Winter
Ben Nevis North Face in Winter
Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag
Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag across Glen Nevis
Glen Shiel in Spring
Glen Shiel in Spring
Autumn in Glen Shiel
Glen Shiel in Autumn
Glen Garry
Glen Garry and Loch Garry
Rannoch Dawn
Rannoch Dawn
Stac Pollaidh Panorama
Stac Pollaidh Panorama from a Drumrunie Lochan
Suilven and the Mountains of Inverpolly
Suilven and the Mountains of Inverpolly
Liathach Torridon Panorama
Liathach and Loch Clair Torridon Panorama
Beinn Alligin Winter Sunrise
Beinn Alligin Winter Sunrise
Arkle from Loch Stack
Arkle from Loch Stack
Ben Nevis and Lochan Lunn Da-Brha
Ben Nevis and Lochan Lunn Da-Brha from the south
The Five Sisters from Mam Ratagan
The Five Sisters of Kintail from the Mam Ratagan
The Five Sisters of Kintail Winter Panorama
The Five Sisters of Kintail Panorama in Winter
Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan
Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan
The Cuillin of Skye from Elgol
The Cuillins of Skye from Elgol
The Buachaille Etive Mor in Winter
The Buachaille Etive Mor in Winter
Ben Lawers and Loch Tay
Ben Lawers and Loch Tay
Stob Dearg Buachaille Etive Mor
Stob Dearg Buachaille Etive Mor
The view north from the summit of Cairn Lochan
On the summit of Cairn Lochan
Ben More and Stob Binnein from Strath Fillan
Ben More and Stob Binnein
Bla Bheinn and Loch Slapin Reflections
Bla Bheinn and Loch Slapin Reflections
The Great Glen
The Great Glen
Morning Light on Loch Ness
Morning Light on Loch Ness
The Aonach Eagach Ridge from the River Coe
Aonach Eagach Ridge and the River Coe
Sunrise Over Glencoe and Loch Leven
Glencoe and Loch Leven Sunrise
Liathach from Loch Clair
Liathach and Loch Clair
Slioch from Loch Maree
Slioch from Loch Maree
Loch Duich Reflections
The Five Sisters of Kintail Spring Reflections
Glen Garry Sunset
Glen Garry and Loch Garry Summer Sunset
The Mountains of Kintail from the Great Glen Way
The Mountains of Kintail from the Great Glen Way
The Mountains of Loch Cluanie
The Mountains of Loch Cluanie
Faochag and The Saddle, Glen Shiel
The Saddle and Faochag from Glen Shiel in Winter
Glen Shiel in Morning Light
Morning Light in Glen Shiel
Dawn Over Loch Leven
Glencoe and Loch Leven at Dawn
The Aonach Eagach Ridge and Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe
Aonach Eagach Ridge and Loch Achtriochtan
Glencoe from The Studdie
The Three Sisters of Glencoe from The Studdie
Beinn a Bheithir, Glencoe
Beinn a' Bheithir from Loch Leven, Glencoe
Aonach Dubh and the River Coe
Aonach Dubh and the River Coe
Mountains of the Glen Garry Forest
Mountains of the Glen Garry Forest
The Mountains of Loch Clair, Torridon
The Mountains of Loch Clair, Torridon
The Five Sisters from Ratagan
The Five Sisters of Kintail from Ratagan
Loch Damh, Coulin Forest
Loch Damh
Beinn Alligin, Liathach, Loch Torridon
Loch Torridon Panorama
Buachaille Etives Mor and Beag reflected in Lochan Urr, Glen Etive
The Buachailles from Lochan Urr, Glen Etive
Ben Stack
Ben Stack
Loch Cluanie
Loch Cluanie
An Teallach Reflections
An Teallach Reflections
Slioch rises high above the outflow of the River Grudie
Slioch from Grudie Bridge
Ben Nevis North Face
The North Face of Ben Nevis
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