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The Secret Life of the Cairngorms

Andy Howard

The Secret Life of the Cairngorms by Andy Howard

Winner of the Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book, 2020

Cairngorm National Park is a massive area of mountains and passes, rivers and forests, settlements and wild land, located in the heart of Scotland in every sense. A unique environment, it is home to many species of animals and birds, some permanently resident and others seasonal migrants. It is a place of special interest to walkers and climbers, but also to mountain runners and bikers. In 2019 it received a whole year’s attention from the BBC. Its scenery is glorious.

Andy Howard has enjoyed an intimate relationship with the area since childhood, exploring its most hidden places and developing a close understanding of its wildlife. His photography displays the deep empathy that makes him a unique and sensitive guide.

RRP: £24.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781912240807
Publication Date: 01/10/2019

Andy Howard
Andy Howard is a leading wildlife photographer located in the Scottish Highlands. His principal subjects are mountain hares, otters, red squirrels, and the birds of the Cairngorms. Andy contributes to...


‘A stunning celebration of a savage yet beautiful landscape.’

Ben Hoare, BBC Countryfile Magazine

‘Breathtakingly beautiful’

The Herald


The Press and Journal

‘Featuring stunning photography and a captivating narrative packed with wonderful wildlife tales, we can think of no other book we’d rather curl up with this winter. ’

The Great Outdoors Magazine

‘the exquisite images in this book remind us of what we miss if we don’t stop to appreciate the tiny but vibrant life at our feet.’

Scottish Field

‘Wonderful and wise.’

Chris Townsend

‘ A truly magical creation.’

Neil Drysdale

‘A truly remarkable achievement.’

Undiscovered Scotland

‘An extraordinarily beautiful book. ’

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