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What's in a name in the animal world?

Red deer with their antlers 'in velvet'.

IT was the caption to a photograph that set me thinking about the various names of mammals. It was in a book on buzzards that I reviewed a few weeks ing and summago. It said: "Recently-emerged rabbit kits are prime food for buzzards and their broods in sprer."

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North Focus - Picture of the Year 2015

OUR North Focus Picture of the Year winner for 2015 was Laura Wilson, from Ballachulish, with this unusual shot od her dog Thai swimming in the River Coe in Glencoe. Laura won a Panasonic DMC-G6KEB-K camera

North Focus - Picture of the Year 2015

North Focus camera contest - April winner

APRIL'S North Focus readers' picture of the month is this this shot of the flooded Glenfinnan monument looking down Loch Shiel after heavy rain by Duncan MacLeod, 1 Victoria Road, Fort William. So many

North Focus camera contest - April winner

North Focus camera contest - March winner

OUR picture of the month for March was this moody shot of the Standing Stones of Callanish on Isle of Lewis by James Boundy, Culloden.

North Focus camera contest - March winner

North Focus camera contest - February winner

February's North Focus readers' picture of the month is this fun shot of Fin the Cocker Spaniel playing in the snow in the garden of Susan Cameron, Craggie Lodge, Daviot East, Inverness.

North Focus camera contest - February winner

North Focus camera contest - January winner

THIS stunning wildlife picture by Angie MacLeod, Faillie house, Faillie Bridge, Daviot, by Inverness, of a dolphin catching and playing with a salmon at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle is our readers' picture of the month for January.

North Focus camera contest - January winner

North Focus camera contest - December winner

This stunning lansdscape of Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, by Scott Robertson, 8 Lochy Crescent, Inverlochy, Fort William, was out December winner in our North Focus camera contest.

North Focus camera contest - December winner

North Focus camera contest - November winner

This blue tit flying out of the nest box in the garden was taken by Caroline Allan, 10a Ballifeary Road, Inveness, and is the November winner of our North Focus camera contest. The competition givs you

North Focus camera contest - November winner

North Focus camera contest - October winner

OCTOBER'S picture of the month was this unusual shot by Laura Wilson, The Croft, West Laroch, Ballachulish, who said: "Enjoying the sun, I took my dog Thai for a swim in the River Coe in Glencoe and managed

North Focus camera contest - October winner