The world’s first outdoor whisky art gallery has been unveiled on Speyside.
The Aberlour exhibition marks the beginning of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
The images, which have never before been put on display, were captured by former European wildlife photographer of the year Dr David Maitland.
He is also a specialist in super-macro photography which allows the subject to be captured in intimate detail.
Among the striking visuals are those which delve inside a grain of barley, bring to life the hidden pattern of the oak sherry cask and showcase the kaleidoscopic patterns of the crystalline structure of the spirit itself.
Dr Maitland said: “I am so pleased that the public can enjoy these images in the natural surrounding from which they were inspired, right in the heart of Scotland’s single malt region.
“The whisky journey is one that relies on nature and none more so than Aberlour, from the spring water used in the distillation process, to the sherry casks in which the whisky is aged.
“These images bring all of these elements to life in a way that I have not seen done before and I hope will be enjoyed by all who see them.”
Nikki Burgess, global brand director for Aberlour, said: “David’s photos have brilliantly captured the coming together of the natural elements and the expert craftsmanship of our distillers.
“To show the photography in the stunning setting of the distillery and its surroundings is a real treat for visitors to the area and to see the elements of whisky in super-macro detail provides an insight into the intricacy and craft which goes towards developing a premium single malt Scotch whisky.”
The outdoor whisky gallery can be found at the Aberlour Distillery and is free of charge to all visitors.