The annual deer rut in Richmond Park this year was superb! Probably my most enjoyable ever.
The one above is definitely my favourite image. I was so lucky to catch this red deer hind with her calf standing under what has now become my favourite tree in the park. And the conditions were sublime – a calm morning with plenty of mist and some soft early light to illuminate the scene and bring out the autumn colours.
We had almost a whole week of calm conditions resulting in some lovely mornings around sunrise.
Here are another couple of shots that almost made it to be my favourite:
(click any image above to view in a gallery with EXIF data)
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UPDATE November 2019: I was delighted to hear that one of these images made it onto the shortlist for the Picfair & MPB Wildlife competition (first image in the list).