new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
The Great Moor | by J McSporran
Back to photostream

The Great Moor

Looking out at sunrise over the Great Moor of Rannoch in the West Highlands of Scotland, one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. On the horizon in the far distance on the right is the mountain of Schiehallion (the Fairy Hill of the Caledonians), where the concept of modern maps including contour lines was invented during the first experiment to measure the weight (mean density) of the Earth. On the right is the mountain Buachaille Etive Mor - the Great Shepherd of the Glens, with Beinn a'Chrulaiste centre and the Black Water reflecting the light of the morning sun. The photo was taken from Stob Coire Raineach.

320 faves
Uploaded on June 1, 2017