The Mists of Autumn

The cold temperatures of clear nights in autumn create temperature inversions, leading to the formation of low level fog and mist in the early mornings, especially over water bodies such as lochs. The combination of the fog and the bright colours of the leaves on the deciduous trees make autumn the most atmospheric time of year in the Caledonian Forest.
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Early morning fog clearing over Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) and birches (Betula spp.) on the north side of Loch Beinn a'Mheadhoin in Glen Affric in autumn.
Early morning fogs produce a myriad of tiny drops of condensation on spider webs, such as this one of a money spider (Linyphia triangularis) on an eared willow (Salix aurita) in Glen Affric.
Scots pines (Pinus silvestris) on a promontory, reflected in Loch Beinn a'Mheadhoin at sunrise on a misty autumn morning.
Scots pines (Pinus silvestris) and birches (Betula spp.) in autumn in early morning fog in Glen Affric.
Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) silhouetted beside Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin in early morning fog in autumn.

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