During the rutting season stags bellow or roar to attract a mate and let the other stags know that they mean business.
During the rut the stags get really hot from their displays of dominance. Their breath is often visible a swirls of vapour in the cold air.
You'll often find deer taking a dip during the rut to cool off.
Wollaton Park Lake
Stag in the rain
It absolutely hammered down on this visit to Wollaton Park, Nottingham, but it gave me the opportunity to get some uniques shots.
Scottish Red Deer
Scottish Mountain Hare
Wild animals are a favourite subject of mine. Wildlife is often easy to spot from a distance if you know where to look, but getting close enough for a photograph is a totally different skill set. However, when you get it right and the animal has no idea that you’re there – that’s when the best shots roll in.