Stag Night and rutting

Stag Night! As in Rutting Season and slowly moving through the woods at dusk to see these massive beasts clashing their antlers to show who’s king of the castle – the loud snarling and bellowing makes you feel as if you’re in Jurassic Park!

I couldn’t decide if I should go for my new Sony RIV with 200mm lens or my really old Nikon D800 with a 300mm lens. Had I felt in form I would have brought both and compared the results but decided to go for the longer lens.
it was relatively dark before the enormous red stags started their show, so a high ISO and relatively low shutter speed – but thankfully they we standing rather still…

A beautiful walk through this wilding land at Knepp Estate – well worth a visit any time of the year.

There’s still time to experience the rutting, so get out there if you can!