Right now the male stags are strutting around trying to look mean. The herd that I focused on had one particular beast that clearly fancies his chances this year of being top dog. He was bellowing and chasing other males off while schmoozing up to the females. I didn't manage to see any antler locking or fighting but maybe I'll be lucky enough in the coming weeks. Here are some pictures to whet the appetite.
More of a playful slap down here.
A healthy looking stag, but he was not looking to take charge.
This is your man. He was up for a fight with any other male and very loud.
Not sure if everyone heard me, so I'll bellow again.
Bad hair day.
A very good looking stag. Could be a contender this year.
I spent some time at Woburn Deer rut on Wednesday it is awesome to experience (the sound of the bellowing and crashing of antlers in the dark is a little on the frightening side mind you).ReplyDelete
Oops sorry, forgot to say, your pictures are brilliant as well :)ReplyDelete
Great shots! Those are some impressive-looking antlers!ReplyDelete
Really very impressive photos!ReplyDelete
Great if you have the opportunity to observe the animals so closely.
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Awesome series on the deer. Looks like they really put on a good show.. Thank you for linking up to my critter party, have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
They're gorgeous critters...even if it WAS a bad hair day.ReplyDelete
These are all absolutely stunning shots. Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Super post and images Adam. The rut is definitely ramping up.ReplyDelete
Excellent photos, and very funny Adam.ReplyDelete
Good grief, these are amazing photos! it'd be hard to carry around a headache like that all day. Is it true that they lose their antlers each year? I've never seen even a photo before of deer standing. Wow!ReplyDelete
These photos are fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed your commentary. Magnificent animals!ReplyDelete
There's some serious business going on in these pics:) Would love to witness this event sometime down the road. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Fabulous photos! They're gorgeous animals.ReplyDelete
Impressive animals there Adam. Impressive photos tooReplyDelete
What amazing captures. Well done.ReplyDelete
Wonderful images Adam... it really is a wonderful time of year.ReplyDelete
I hate fact work gets in the way.
how wonderful to witness such an event. Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
i'd say the males have a rough existence this time of year.ReplyDelete
Amazing captures, the light in these images is spectacular!! What an exciting sighting, now I'm jealous!!ReplyDelete
GORGEOUS stags and does! Love the profile shot with that enormous rack the best!ReplyDelete
Again these shots are awesome. I chuckled big time at the "Bad Hair Day" shot.ReplyDelete
Great shots - I like the mud on the antlers ones.ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Fantastic series of images.ReplyDelete
What fantastic captures these are, Adam! These are truly magnificent animals.ReplyDelete
a great series of shots - a long time since I was in Lyme ParkReplyDelete
Fortunately the human males are more discrete, lol !ReplyDelete
Wow Adam...amazing series of the rut. I have never seen it, but we have a lot of white-tailed deer here and you have to watch when you are driving during this time of year.. Wow...MichelleReplyDelete
Wow, what amazing photos of the rut. Its always cool to hear the stags in autumn and those you have captured have spectacular antlers. Very interesting to see the does fighting.ReplyDelete