Autumn means time for the red deer rut ! From the start of October through to mid November is usually the best time to see these magnificent animals acting out the ritual of the annual rut. The larger stags bellow in the mist, wallow in mud and adorn their antlers with grass and bracken to attract the hinds and deter the other stags. These images are from Richmond park and  Exmoor. If you would like to join me for photo tuition days at Richmond Park this autumn and learn how to capture the action, contact me at Gowildlandscapes@Btinternet.com

Also just added some red deer from the highlands in winter taken on our winter wildlife photography trips!

Red Deer

Stag portrait in snow
Stag portrait in snow
Stags in snow
Stags in snow
Stag party
Stag party
Snow falling on deer
Snow falling on deer

Stag in a snow flurry

Winter stag portrait
Winter stag portrait
Stag in the snow forest
Stag in the snow forest
The rut
The rut

A dominant red deer stag bellowing his dominance

Stag in the woods
Stag in the woods

Morning light highlighting magnificent antlers in the dark woods.

Red deer rut
Red deer rut

Stag bellowing his dominance in the morning light at Richmond park.