In his fifth "postcard" from the Arctic for RSGS, Colin Souness has written about the polar bear population in the Arctic. He has also included some wonderful pictures of the bears in their natural habitat. You can find all of Colin's blogs via our home page and scroll to the bottom left column to take your pick.
Some light relief for your Friday afternoon. As some parts of the UK saw record breaking temperatures this week the media delighted in collecting pictures of animals and humans alike trying to keep cool. From horses in paddling pools to chimps with ice lollies here's some of the best pictures.
There is still time to see the beautiful photography on display in the RSGS Visitor Centre for the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. The exhibition is running until Saturday 11th July. Opening times are Tue-Sat 1300-1630 (please check rsgs.org for updates). Definitely worth a visit.