The changing landscape of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park will be documented by residents and visitors thanks to a new project.
Special photo posts have been installed at 14 well-known locations around the park, allowing people to take photographs of exactly the same view.
Participants are then encouraged to upload their image to a dedicated website and contribute to a growing record of the landscape.
It is hoped that the year-long project will build up a unique picture of the subtle changes at some of the park’s best known beauty spots.
Each photo post has a camera bracket attached, allowing people to use their camera, tablet or phone to take a picture.
Among the locations where the posts can be found at Loch Morlich, Aviemore; Glen Avon, Tomintoul; and the River Dee, Braemar.
While some of the views take in the panorama, others focus on the detail of an interesting habitat.
And not all require a lengthy hike – some of the posts are just a short walk from well-known settlements.
The photography project was launched at the weekend, during the Cairngorms Nature Festival and was set up by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) with support and funding from the Forestry Commission for Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Matthew Hawkins, landscape and ecology manager at the CNPA, said: “This is an exciting project that everyone can get involved in and will make a valuable contribution to our knowledge and understanding of the National Park. You can register to upload images as an individual or a group making it an ideal project for walking clubs, schools and community groups.”
Jack Mackay, of the Forestry Commission, said: “This is a great project that should reveal the huge seasonal variations in the landscape that most of us never get the chance to see.
“Hopefully, some of the images captured will be so spectacular that they will inspire people to come a visit at any time of the year to experience these amazing locations for themselves.”
And Eleanor Carlisle, local landscapes officer at SNH, added: “We are delighted to be involved with this fantastic project. It’s a great opportunity for people to get involved in recording how the Cairngorms National Park is evolving, as well as a great way to get out and enjoy the spectacular landscapes it is famous for.”
The website can be found at www.cairngorms.co.uk/photo-posts