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    Bellowing red deer stag (cervus elaphus)

    "Male European red deer have a distinctive "roar"-like-sound (not to be confused with actual roars made by lions, panthers and the like) during the rut, which is an adaptation to forested environments, as opposed to male wapiti (or American elk) which "bugle" during the rut in adaptation to open environments. The male deer roars to keep his harem of females together. The females are initially attracted to those males that both roar most often and have the loudest roar call. Males also use the roar call when competing with other males for females during the rut, and along with other forms of posturing and antler fights, is a method used by the males to establish dominance. Roaring is most common during the early dawn and late evening, which is also when the crepuscular deer are most active in general."

    (This is a composite of two photos taken at Strathglass)

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    1. land[e]scape 19 months ago | reply

      amazing picture!!

      S U P E R B ! ! ! ! ! !

    2. Suzie Noble 19 months ago | reply

      fantastic Gavin, they are roaring well here too!

    3. Salvo.do 19 months ago | reply

      really nice pic...gratz

    4. Snappy Squiggle 19 months ago | reply

      You do a good job of combining photos. Lovely.

    5. Kip Loades 19 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. I'm just about to go out to the rut myself - I'll be hard pressed to get anything like this!

    6. romamar76 19 months ago | reply

      Well done! Not a clue it was composite of 2 pics.

    7. sjdugdale1 19 months ago | reply

      brilliant shot,and great composition.

    8. savkate 19 months ago | reply

      stunning, great composition, love the light and colours

    9. Harry Hogg 19 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous silhouette in the sunset.

    10. Mckenzie Walters 19 months ago | reply

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      Spot on image nice work.

    11. Ania.Photography - travelling 19 months ago | reply

      wow, this is really stunning!! The light, the deer, everything!!

    12. Keith - Glasgow 19 months ago | reply

      Great shot Gavin!

    13. Edwin Bull Photography 19 months ago | reply

      Really nice shot Gavin. Perfect timing!!

    14. Coinneach Macrath 19 months ago | reply

      WOW!!! this image is simply perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15. debcronem 19 months ago | reply

      what a glorious beauty!

    16. Paul Pagano 19 months ago | reply

      Exceptional.
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    17. E Mlr 18 months ago | reply

      An image of outstanding beauty!

    18. Pantoja68 18 months ago | reply

      Sublime shot

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