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Cool and the gang: Reindeer gather on snow patch on hot day

Reindeer on snow patch in Cairngorms Image copyright Tarmachan Mountaineering/Gary Hodgson

A herd of reindeer have been pictured trying to keep cool on a shrunken snow patch on a mountainside on a hot day in the Cairngorms.

Gary Hodgson, of Tarmachan Mountaineering, took the images this week when temperatures were reaching 19C and higher.

The animals are members of a herd managed the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre near Aviemore.

Parts of the Cairngorms retain patches of snow year-round.

Mr Hodgson took his photographs on Wednesday during a fortnight of fine, sunny weather across large areas of the Highlands.

Image copyright Tarmachan Mountaineering/Gary Hodgson
Image copyright Tarmachan Mountaineering/Gary Hodgson

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