Rock on: Woodland animals drawn to mossy boulder
A remote camera trap in an Aberdeenshire nature reserve has recorded what looks like an animals' game of I'm The King of the Castle on a moss-covered rock.
Wild birds, deer and a rabbit have been photographed standing atop a boulder in woodland at Muir of Dinnet.
The images were taken over the course of a few days earlier this month.
The national nature reserve near Aboyne protects a landscape shaped by retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age around 15,000 years ago.
It is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage.
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