Red Deer Rut

One of the highlights of the British wildlife year is and annual red deer rut - a testosterone fueled dominance contest between males (known as stags) to control harems of females (does) as they come into oestrus for mating. Rivalries culminate in loud bellowing and physical confrontations between males using their antlers. These fights are incredibly violent, and many stags are mauled or even killed during this season!
Morning BellowStrutting his StuffShouting a WarningDominanceIn the Morning LightOn ReflectionIn HidingMorning BreaksIntimidationMouth MistAlert at DawnBlending InAttracting FliesEyes on the PrizeStake a ClaimMorning BreathEnchantmentDefensive AttackGolden MorningsDeer Train