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Mountain beauty and wildlife to star in Highlands documentary

THE rugged beauty of the Scotland's mountains, its wildlife and micro-climate are to star in a new BBC documentary series from the team behind the Bafta-nominated Hebrides.

Highlands promises to showcase the region in a "dynamic and captivating" way for millions of viewers, many of whom will have never ventured anywhere near a Munro.

Camera crews from producers Maramedia have already started work on the exciting project, capturing images ranging from red deer to capercaillies and merlins.

The sea and loch, including colonies of seabirds, orcas, pearl mussels and trout will be represented in their glory using a range of techniques including "super slow-mo" infrared and underwater photography.

Executive producer Nigel Pope said: "Our aim is to show the wildlife of the Highlands as it has never been seen before.

"The ever-changing weather, good and bad, are part of the story of the wildlife and the landscape of the Highlands, part and parcel of its magic."

It is unclear whether actor Ewan McGregor, who provided the voice-over for the Maramedia's Hebrides - Islands on the Edge series, will narrate the programmes which are due to be broadcast in 2016.

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