Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Red Deer Stags

A few weeks ago a friend and I had a day out in Lancashire hoping to photograph waders. When we arrived it was obvious that due to the high tides, the water levels were very deep on the lagoons and the birds were feeding distantly on the flooded fields. A change of plan and a walk around the reserve didn't really produce a great deal, other than a family of Otters that briefly came within photographic range. We decided to have some lunch and then spend the rest of the day in a hide waiting for the rutting Red Deer to hopefully show. Although we could hear the stags bellowing throughout the afternoon, it was quite a long wait before a couple showed towards the end of the day, but worth the wait.

Red Deer, mammal, animal, stag, rutting
Red Deer, mammal, animal, stag, rutting
Red Deer, mammal, animal, stag, rutting
Red Deer, mammal, animal, stag, rutting
Red Deer, mammal, animal, stag, rutting

7 comments:

Tim James said...

Worth the wait indeed. Majestic animals captured with consummate skill.

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous racks! beautiful creatures!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Very nice Steve. Different images of Red Deer with the water.

JRandSue said...

Love the first image,amazing shot.
john.

Christian said...

The tones in these are stunning.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

fabulous shots, colours and tones!

nicely done!

what beautiful creatures!

Pat Ulrich said...

These are awesome, Steven! Beautiful setting to see them along the river, and nice light too!

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