New Forest Wildlife Photography

Evening Grazing

A Red stag patrols amongst a cluster of does in the New Forest. As you can see the stag’s antlers are still in velvet, this is a summer scene some months before the rut so there is no competitive behaviour amongst males being displayed here, this guy is just keeping a look out for any external threat. Indeed it’s often the case that the stags will stay in their group at this time of year and not really give the female deer a second thought!