A fire has devastated an area larger than seven football pitches at Scotland’s largest national park.
Flames broke out in the Cairngorms sometime before 2.18pm on Saturday and firefighters tackled the blaze for almost 20 hours.
The blaze affected a huge area by Glenmore Forest Park and Loch Morlich, near Aviemore.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dispatched more than seven appliances, including specialist gear, to bring the fire under control as it spread to an area of seven hectares.
Forestry and Land Scotland said it is not known how it started but warned visitors to take precautions to avoid starting a fire.
A spokesperson said that people should take care to dispose of cigarettes and litter responsibly, avoid starting campfires and only use a barbeque where it is safe to do so, such as a designated campsite.
Firefighters did not issue the message to stop once the flames had been subdued until 9.35am on Sunday.