Thursday, 22 November 2012

Getting ready to rut

I got up into Richmond Park a few weeks back, during rutting season. This is the time to catch the stag looking magnificant. I would have liked to captured the stag actually rutting, but didn't get lucky this year. This handsome stag had been practising his rutting moves in the long grasses, you can see the tangled grass still in his antlers. 
I thought I was in luck and a rut was about to happen between this guy and another stag, he charged towards his rival, and I pointed my camera, but then he ducked out at the last moment. 
I can only wonder if on closer inspection of this rival he thought better of it!