Monday, 1 October 2012

Red Deer Rut in Richmond Park








My second visit to Richmond Park ten days ago and a week after my first visit was a real contrast in terms of  better light and the behavior of the Red Deer Stags. It was a misty clear morning with lovely light but the park was alive to the roaring of the Stag Deer. I had never heard this before and can only describe it as a loud deep bellowing. Some of the Stags were protecting small groups of female Deer and change in behavior from the previous week was clear to see. I have to admit to being very cautious as on a couple of occasions i thought I may be charged but tried to keep behind the trees and at least 60 metres away. Anyway here are some of those images from that morning.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful captures! They are very impressive animals.

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  2. Long live this king!!...What a beauty!
    They shoot them here in the Pyrenees mountains...
    Magnificent photos!

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  3. Good stuff Tony, like the third one where you appear to have the early morning mist and a bit of the enviroment in the shot

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