DG Wildlife by Dalia Kvedaraite and Giedrius Stakauskas | Deer Photography During the Rut

Deer Photography During the Rut

October, 2013

Red deer photography during the annual rutting season is a truly thrilling experience. This year we were a bit worried that we have missed it as we had to make a trip abroad. Luckily, ten days later the mating season was not over.

At the beginning the weather didn't cooperate with us very well.

After a few rainy days, finally we were rewarded with some beautiful mornings and sparkling jewels of dew.

Luckily the weather cooperated and rewarded us with a beautiful sunrise during red deer rut in early autumn.

Mist gives marvelous photographic opportunities. One of the misty mornings was particular memorable.

Mist have definitely added an air of mystery to a glorious early morning while photographing red deer - the largest wild land mammal of UK.

A week later the mating season was over for most of the stags ... except one. He kept roaring and chasing females for another week.

A few days later sadly but we had to admit that red deer rutting season was over.

As fallow deer rut peaks a week or two later than the Red deer, we decided to look for fallow deer sites. It was a very good decision as we managed to photograph a fight between male fallow deer. It was definitely worth a watch.

Overall this year was a brilliant experience capturing red and fallow deer in various weather conditions. We can't wait for the next rutting season to start...


  • Please check out other images from deer photography during the rutting season in this blog.


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