Martindale. The Lake District – Looking for the red deer rut and landscape photography
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A few months ago we climbed up Hallin fell and then had a quick trip up this valley and saw a lot of red deer. Since they are rutting at the moment it seemed like a good choice of places to go to try and see the stags getting rowdy.
I was going to get there early and wander up in the dark but it’s not an area I know very well so I scrapped that plan and got there just after sunrise. It started quite well as there was some deer there straight away. I prefer to get photos at eye level so I headed up to the top to try and get level with the deer. I didn’t want to get to close though because I try not to have any impact on what they’re doing plus I didn’t want to get ragdolled on the end of one of the stags antlers…Mainly the 2nd part
Climbing up was apparently the wrong decision to make for the wildlife photos, I only saw one group of deer up there plus the wind made it tricky to use the 400mm so the photos did get are a bit soft.
A group of female deer plus some young males ran through between me and another group of walkers