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Wolves

A few shots of the resident wolves at the Scottish Deer Centre.

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Red Deer

A few wintry shots of red deer taken at the Scottish deer centre in Dec 17.

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European Brown Bear

A pair of recently introduced European brown bears taken at the Scottish Deer Centre.

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Red Deer Stag

A couple of shots of a Red Deer frolicking around in the bracken at Richmond Park, London.

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Wild Wolves

Here are a number of shots of the resident pack of wolves at the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar, Fife.   Heavily persecuted for killing live stock, the last wild wolf in Scotland was killed in 1745 and from that day the number of deer grew out of control.  Nowadays humans have effectively replaced the wolf in culling the deer in order to manage their numbers.

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Richmond Park – Annual Deer Rut Part 2

My second and final post from my day viewing these impressive beasts at Richmond Park.

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Richmond Park – Annual Deer Rut

On Saturday 4 Oct last, I attended a deer photography workshop in Richmond Park with Tom Way, a professional wildlife photographer (www.tomwayphotography.co.uk), in order to capture images of red deer in their prime during the start of the breeding season.  A long day ensued with much of the park explored using Tom’s excellent local knowledge in order to capture the right shot.  This knowledge, combined with Tom’s photographic tips (working with the available light which was fairly absent on the day), resulted in many opportunities to view the red stags roaring, barking and covering their already impressive antlers with bracken to make themselves look even more intimidating (as if they needed to!).  Sadly, any signs of rutting were confined to the deep bracken and were therefore difficult to capture.  Regardless of this, I think you will agree that the workshop was more than worthwhile.  I took nigh on 600 photos on the day and having carefully reviewed them, it will probably take at least two posts to cover the best shots.

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey is located near Woburn village, Bedfordshire.  The Abbey has been the home to the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is set in 3,000 acres of stunning grounds.   Should you have a spare weekend at hand then a visit is most certainly worthwhile and not too expensive at only £13.50 (adult admission), which allows you entrance in to the grounds, deer park and of course Woburn Abbey house itself.  The house, which is steeped in history and manned by knowledgeable and helpful staff is packed with impressive paintings, priceless antiques and artefacts.  The gardens which also boast a sculpture exhibition are imposing, and as my visit was during early April, will be much more colourful later this spring.  The deer park which holds thousands of deer (9 species) is impressive, however they can be difficult to photograph as you are asked to keep to official paths and routes; time, stamina (lots of walking) and patience are key.  Although this  was my first visit and a relatively short one with drizzle and grey skies, should we be lucky enough to get a summer this year another visit will definitely be on the cards.

Cleared for Landing

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