Red deer rut, Richmond Park

Red deer rut, Richmond Park

The Red deer rut (Cervus elaphus in Latin) is one of the UKs best natural spectacles, and easily accessible if you have a handy park like Richmond or Windsor on your doorstep, which I dont anymore so after missing the rut last year due to moving house & various other things getting in the way, we decided this year to head up to Richmond Park.  I still see people getting way to close during the rut, what makes somebody think its safe to think hmmm im photographing the deer rut, maybe i’ll use a 200mm lens? Bit of common sense goes a long way when dealing with testosterone fueled beasts. In saying that, I haven’t seen any reports this year of people being chased up a tree.  These were all taken on a 500mm, and some were cropped too.

Maybe if your’e after some hinds (female red deer) then get up & put some effort into it!

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

Just like this guy

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

Need to put some effort in to keep your girls 🙂

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

So lonely……..

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

Been rolling in the hay hey?

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK
Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK

Even the Fallow were at it.

Fallow deer buck (Dama dama) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Fallow deer buck (Dama dama) bellowing, Richmond Park,England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

If you’re interested in buying wildlife prints, I have a stunning red deer stag print available to purchase in my store.

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