Pine martens: These beautiful and charismatic little mustelids were photographed on  a Pine marten photography workshop in Scotland. Please contact me if you are interested in joining me for a workshop with these wild and enchanting creatures.
A face peering from the dark
A face peering from the dark

Flash photography perhaps surprisingly does not in any way affect these nocturnal animals.

Adult Pine marten
Adult Pine marten

'Stripes' peers over a stone wall

Night time hide and seek
Night time hide and seek

pine marten peering over a mossy log

Paws for thought
Paws for thought

Young pine marten shows off its fabulous paws designed for a life in the trees.

Doublle trouble
Doublle trouble

Two pine marten kits

Night vision
Night vision
Pine marten portrait
Pine marten portrait

Young pine marten peers through the ferns on a mossy trunk.

spirit of the egg thief!
spirit of the egg thief!

A pine marten at dusk, deliberately slow shutter speed and panning shot to show the magic of this nocturnal hunter

Pine marten at night
Pine marten at night

The bushy tail of the martens is an important feature in capturing an image of the whole animal.