Red Deer Stag
Red Deer Stag

With hindsight, taking this picture was a bit imprudent. I had spent more than one hour with this Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag and he seemed very relaxed in my presence. But it was during the rut, a period of increased sexual activity, when the males are full of testosterone, which makes their behaviour less predictable.

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Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm F5, handheld
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Date: 31/10/2010

Location: Richmond, UK

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Red Deer Stag

With hindsight, taking this picture was a bit imprudent. I had spent more than one hour with this Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag and he seemed very relaxed in my presence. But it was during the rut, a period of increased sexual activity, when the males are full of testosterone, which makes their behaviour less predictable.

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Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm F5, handheld
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Date: 31/10/2010

Location: Richmond, UK

Photographer: Arturo de Frias