Reindeer enjoy the Cairngorms snow in summer weather

REINDEER are pictured enjoying a hot day in the sun in the Highlands.

Picture: Gary Hodgson

A herd of reindeer kept cool on a shrunken snow patch in the Cairngorms.

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

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

Reindeer enjoy the summer snow in the Cairngorms. Picture: SWNS

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

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Reindeer in the Cairngorms. Picture: SWNS
Picture: Gary Hodgson
Reindeer enjoy the summer snow in the Cairngorms. Picture: SWNS
Reindeer in the Cairngorms. Picture: SWNS
Picture: Gary Hodgson