Stag keeping watch

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    Taken this morning in Richmond Park, this stag keeps a close watch for any rivals.

    October means autumn in the UK, and is mating season for deer. The stags protect their Harem from other males, and constantly bellow out their calls to mark their territory.

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    Fábio-Pires, Francesco*68, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. michael.veltman 19 months ago | reply

      Brilliant moment and capture! The silhouettes, light and mood are exceptional. This series is great - beautiful work!

    2. mckeithyb 19 months ago | reply

      Nice one! That's the shot :-)

    3. Alisonashton1 19 months ago | reply

      This is an incredibly beautiful image; just perfect in B&W.
      The mood and atmosphere are so powerful.
      Well done. (I'd lost your photostream...can I make you a contact?)

    4. bretton98 19 months ago | reply

      Great image. Lovely silhouettes and mist, Darren.

    5. ratboy2008 19 months ago | reply

      Nice one Darren

    6. edmerr 19 months ago | reply

      Superb picture, Darren. Excellent contrasts and composition, really nice.

    7. 19 months ago | reply

      Thanks! Please do

    8. Bennilover 19 months ago | reply

      Superb! This just is something most of us will never see - a stag and his harem. Is the little cloud of mist coming from the stag? Maybe blowing out steam? Amazing photo and needs to be seen on B/W.

    9. Pog's pix 19 months ago | reply

      Superb capture... lovely in b&w :)

    10. Miss Tiggywinkle 19 months ago | reply

      Lovely Darren and nice to see the does are all resting while the stage watches over them. A lovely silhouette of him, especially those antlers and I like the effect of the breath coming from his nostrils and the steam rising from his warm body on the cold morning. B&W suits the shot beautifully.

    11. 19 months ago | reply

      I'm pleased to say this currently being featured on

    12. JonTaylor71 19 months ago | reply

      That's a tremendous shot. Lovely in b&w

    13. Coolcats100 19 months ago | reply

      great black and white shot love the pov

    14. mirc72 19 months ago | reply

      love the B&W

    15. Faybalina 19 months ago | reply

      love the tones stunning

    16. bloodybee 19 months ago | reply

      such a great mood!
      that mist is awesome

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