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Red deer rut, Richmond Park

  • Ed 

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

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Red deer (cervus elaphus)

Red deer rut

  • Ed 

 

Autumn can only mean one thing to me, and that’s the Red deer rut. Mid October, ie. now, the stags are dosed up on testosterone and willing to scrap for their fair share of hinds. With the accessibility of Richmond/Bushy Park and Windsor Great Park, we have some great places to see the rut. So get up early for those misty breath shots and keep your distance. Better to crop a shot than Read More »Red deer rut