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Photographer Colin Prior Showcases Natural Scotland

In the run up to the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, world-acclaimed landscape photographer Colin Prior aimed to capture outdoor expert Rebecca Morris in one of her favourite locations in the Cairngorms showcasing the surprising scenery, fabulous colours and atmosphere that inspire her work every day.

Rebecca, who is a guide for Wilderness Scotland and an advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism, was announced as the Young Highland Ambassador of the Year earlier this month. In the run up to the Year of Natural Scotland, the images celebrate Scotland’s majestic scenery, as well as the 10 Year anniversary of the Cairngorms National Park in 2013.

Says Rebecca Morris: “Scotland is special for so many reasons, for me it is the most beautiful place in the world. The weather is very changeable, making the already breathtaking landscapes even more dramatic and atmospheric. Every day and every season are different. I love the wild, remote, wilderness feeling you get in the Highlands and when combined with the history, wildlife, culture, folklore, music and food, you just can't beat it.”

2013 will be a year-long celebration of Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty, magnificent historical heritage, incredible wildlife and truly breathtaking landscape. The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 will provide visitors with the ideal opportunity to become immersed in Scotland throughout the year; experience the rugged scenery of the Highlands, the splendour of the national parks, the freshness of the natural larders, and the welcome from people who passionately care about this wild land.

Colin Prior, who is celebrating 25 years of landscape photography next year says: “Scotland has an inspirational quality in the landscape, the geology and the light which surpasses anywhere else I have had the privilege to photograph. Many areas in Scotland, such as Eigg, Muck and Rum possess their own character and charm and offer great opportunities for exploration.”

The Year of Natural Scotland will start on 1 January 2013 and run until Hogmanay 2013 with events, festivals and activities taking place across the length and breadth of Scotland. Visitors will be given the opportunity to experience the great Scottish outdoors, as well as joining in on a range of celebrations and discovering insider tips from across the country.

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