Photographing Red Deer at Lyme Park

Lyme Park which is located near Stockport is a short train journey away from where I live and it forms part of the Peak District. I had visited here just last September mainly to photograph Red Deer which is the largest land mammal in the UK. October is the peak time where the Deer rut takes place across various parks in the UK and I will be visiting Richmond Park and also Bradgate Park which is not only good to experience the Deer rut but also good for bird photography. Overall this was a great experience to observe and photograph Red Deers in large number up close. However during Deer rutting season, getting very close to male stags can be quite dangerous as they are high on testosterone and very aggressive.

I will be visiting those parks next week and will give an update quite soon on my experience. Richmond Park is in London and Bradgate Park is in Leicester. Till then here is a small selection of images I captured of the Red Deer. Equipment used is the Canon 7D and Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens. Let me know which one is your favourite and why?