For what seems like forever I have been dying see the famous deer of Glen Etive - known for being incredibly tame and coming right up to you to say hello. Through the main Glen Coe road just after the ski centre you will see a small, slightly hidden sign for the turn off to Glen Etive, so you have to keep your eyes pierced to make sure you don’t miss it. The last few times I have ventured this way I have missed the deer each time - the issue was I was getting the timing completely wrong.
Prime deer time is during the winter when they come down from the mountains to get food (most of which is probably fed to them by the tourists, hence them being so tame…) and to avoid most of that frosty Scottish weather. We couldn’t have been luckier with the weather, crisp and sunny. There was hardly any wind as well so the water at Loch Etive was so still creating amazing glass like reflections in the water.
We didn’t have to drive too far down the single track road before we found some deer wondering around the middle of the road. Luckily it wasn’t too busy as we set off first thing in the morning but there were a couple of photographers hanging about and it was good to have a chat with them for a bit (they were much more advanced wildlife photographers and the van of my dreams). I am really happy with some of the photos I got - all thanks to the help of the dramatic mountains, dusting of snow and amazing weather!
So, enough chitchat and here are some of the final photos…
Fingers are crossed for some more snow to hit us soon!
Have a lovely Monday :)