This season is a great time to head outside and explore some of the best autumn landscapes in Europe. What better place to witness the changing colours, when they are in full glory, then in Anciles Wildlife Reserve in Riaño, Northern Spain?
Anciles forms part of Picos de Europa ecosystem in the Cantabrian Mountains, a range of mountains 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain, in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León.
Cantabrian brown bears and wolves live in this area, as well as chamois, Spanish ibex and hundreds of bird species. Large grazers are currently reintroduced such as European bison, waterbuffalo and pottoka horses.
These animals, that until recently formed an intricate part of our European ecosystems, are essential in shaping and reshaping healthy natural landscapes.
Here are some of the stunning golden treasures that can be witnessed throughout Anciles Wildlife Reserve these weeks.