A red squirrel, sitting on a feeder eating a nut

Red squirrel, Loch Garten

Nikon D50, 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G, polarising filter

300mm, f/5.6, 1/80s, ISO 1600. Date: 2007-07-19

levels adjustment, sharpening

Considering their rarity in the UK, I thought I would be lucky to see a red squirrel when I ventured up to Scotland in July 2007. My fears were misplaced -- at the RSPB reserve at Loch Garten, there were several using the bird and squirrel feeders. It was dark and in the middle of a forest, so getting a decent shot was difficult, but this one turned out quite nice.

See where I took this photo in Google Maps