Highlands & Islands

In pictures: Hot red deer cool off in Highlands loch

Deer Image copyright Reraig Forest
Image caption Stags take a dip at Reraig Forest in Lochcarron

A herd of red deer have been photographed heading into a Highlands loch during last week's heatwave.

The animals were pictured cooling off at Reraig Forest at Ardaneaskan, Lochcarron, in Wester Ross.

Last Thursday, Scotland had its hottest day of 2019 when 31.6C (88.9F) was recorded in Edinburgh.

Later Scotland had its hottest night ever, after temperatures fell to only 20.9C (69.62F) in Achnagart, north-west Scotland.

Deer Image copyright Reraig Forest
Image caption The deer sought relief from last week's high temperatures
Stag Image copyright Reraig Forest
Image caption The deer took to the loch during heatwave conditions
Stags Image copyright Reraig Forest
Image caption Deer are good swimmers
stag Image copyright Reraig Forest
Image caption Reraig Forest is home to a large number of red deer
Deer Image copyright Reraig Forest

Images copyright of Reraig Forest.

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