The red deer rut takes place in the UK during October it is the time when these magnificent red deer stags compete to mate. There is much roaring and fighting a time of violence and competing – only the strongest stags get to mate. But ……..just occasionally you manage to see a moment of tenderness.
In this shot the hind reached forward to her lord and master and he tenderly kissed her. It was just a moment of tenderness and was all over in a few seconds before he was off in pursuit of another stag who was after one of his ladies.
Image taken at Bushy Park, London
Canon 7d & canon 100-400 L
F5.6, 1/250, ISO 320, AV, 400mm, Raw
181 Views 10-12-2010
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