Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scottish Highlands: Indigenous Wild Cat

The elusive Highland Tiger, or Scottish Wildcat, is captured on camera in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

Nature photographer Peter Cairns, from Kingussie, has been documenting the decline of the Highland Tiger.

Unfortunately, he predicts that unless more people are made aware of this Scottish national icon, its future is decidedly uncertain.

"I think part of the problem is the fact that not many people realise the animal exists; its very rare and elusive," explained Peter, 48. "It's hard for people to relate and care for something that they dont know exists."

Picture: Peter Cairns / Barcroft Media

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