The UK’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer resides in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland, having lived in the national park since 1952. The tame animals, of which there are about 150, graze across more than 10,000 acres.
Ruth Molloy, who helps look after the reindeer, carries their food up the mountainside. The herd gathers around Ruth Molloy for their food. Visitors are asked not to bring carrots for the reindeer. As arctic animals, they do not recognise carrots as food as the vegetables do not grow in their natural habitat.