Join Alastair Marsh on one of the main wildlife photography highlights of the year. The Red Deer rut.
During the Autumn months the UK plays host to the spectacle of the rutting season. Stags fight one another to compete for the females by engaging in elaborate displays of dominance.
The most common being roaring and, on occasions when roaring doesn’t settle it, fighting. Dominant red deer stags fend off rival males through the season.
The deer rut photography workshop can be booked as 1 or 2 days depending on how much time you want to spend watching this spectacle.
Studley Royal Deer Park in North Yorkshire has a very healthy population of Red Deer and, as we’re well out of the way of the popular parks in London, there aren’t many others to contend with.
You’ll be able to watch a wealth of behaviour from the deer and, if the weather is on our side, combine it with beautiful Autumn light.
While the focus of the workshop are on the Red Deer and the rutting season, the park also has a good population of Fallow and Sika Deer which we can focus on if opportunities present themselves.
Your workshop will start in the morning ready for sunrise and last around 4 hours. You will be welcome to remain on the estate for the remaining period of the day.
A full days tuition with Alastair is also available at the booking stage.
The walking can be muddy or wet so good walking boots are recommended. Dark upper clothing is also desirable.
Available: Sept – October
Max Participants: 3 Persons
Lenses: 300mm – 500mm
Meeting Point & Time
Time TBC and maybe flexible to suit yourself.
As the Red Deer are high on testosterone and can be unpredictable at this time of year, it is essential we keep a healthy distance. While safety for both us and the deer is paramount, it will also allow us to observe natural behaviour and your photos will benefit from the respect given to wildlife.
Booking on our Deer rut photography workshop is simple. Please select a date from the calendar for booking and complete the booking form on this page with you full name, email, and details on your booking, i.e number of people etc. Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and we’ll respond to your email ASAP.
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