Once hunted to the point where the only place you would see them was the remote areas of Scotland or the Deer Parks of rich country Estates. The Red Deer is the largest of our native mammals with no natural predictors. This, combined with strict hunting legislation, is the reason Red Deer are becoming more prevalent in the wild.
During October and early November the male Deer compete for the attentions of and the right to breed with the females. These dramatic, fierce battles, called the Rut, often result in injury and sometimes even death of the animals. The sounds of crashing antlers and the bellow of the stags is incredible. Please watch these fights from afar, as the situation is dangerous, and the stags are especially aggressive.
You can find more information on the Red Deer here
AdamSherrattRedDeerDSC5447Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park PhotographyRed DeerWildlifeWildlife Photographyportfolio
From wildlife photography