The Scottish Highlands Boundary Fault is a geologic faultline that stretches from the Isle of Arran in the southwest to Stonehaven in the northeast. It divides the country into two physiologic areas: the Scottish Highlands which is situated to the north west and the Scottish Lowlands which lies to the south east of the line. Historically, these two regions have experienced a difference in culture, religion and lifestyle and the populations of each were often found fighting on opposite sides in battles and uprisings. In contemporary times, the highlands are much more sparsely populated, in part because of the Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries and in part because of the industrial revolution giving employment opportunities in the Lowlands.
This picture was shot in the pre-dawn light above Loch Tulla in the Highlands. It shows a Red Deer stag on a frosty December morning. The Loch is located midway between Rannoch Moor and Bridge of Orchy.