Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bellowing Stags.


This is the Red Stag that featured in my first post in this series from a recent session in Bushy Park. He was protecting a harem of around 20 hinds who were generally very docile but one individual (see below) obviously didn't appreciate the ferocity of his tone!

The next stag was frequenting the area around the pond without any hinds in tow and occasionally reacted to the other calls he heard.

He then decided to take his aggression out on a nearby tree; antlers rattling the branches and bringing a few pieces to the ground; as he tested his armoury in preparation for any forthcoming encounter.

Followed by another series of tongue curling, deep throated bellowing.


Are you impressed ..... I was.  FAB.

16 comments:

  1. that's gotta be a tough way to live...

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  2. This is AWESOME! Good looking animal!

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  3. Magnificent stags! Wonderful shots!

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  4. Incredible! I love this handsome, bellowing stag! Beautiful shots of him. How great to see nature up close like this! Wonderful!

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  5. Yes indeed, it so interesting to learn and especially see up close if one is lucky enough, the way animals live and survive! What amazing photos you captured too.

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  6. Stunning post Frank,love your last two images.
    Great detail.
    John.

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  7. Great shots Frank. There's a lot of pent up aggression going on there...and it's all done in the name of love?...[;o)

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  8. geweldig om in deze tijd het burlen te kunnen fotograferen,super.

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  9. Yep! Very impressed. I would give him lots of room.

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  10. I am VERY impressed Frank, not only with his bellowing but your images. They are goregeous. Are these animals like our elk here in the US

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  11. He's very impressive. Great shots!

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  12. He is an impressive animal. He makes our White-tailed deer look like a Chihuahua.

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  13. WOW - I AM impressed with him, and your photography! Super series, FAB!

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  14. Oh yes I am impressed. This has been an awesome series of this magnificent animal. You've capture them so beautifully.

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