A portrait of the rare and elusive Capercaillie. I was closer than I had thought! 1.12m with the 105mm!(image is cropped) Came away unscathed which was nice. He sure knows how to impress and this ranks as one of my most memorable encounters.

The population of Capercaillies has declined so rapidly that it is at very real risk becoming extinct in the UK(again). They are only found in small numbers in the highlands of Scotland

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