Wildlife photographers capture fallow deer rut in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 23 October 2018

Peter Clayton used his Nikon DSLR camera with a 300m F4 Prime lens to capture the Fallow Deer Rut in Dagnam Park on Sunday, October 21. Picture: Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton used his Nikon DSLR camera with a 300m F4 Prime lens to capture the Fallow Deer Rut in Dagnam Park on Sunday, October 21. Picture: Peter Clayton


Instead of photographing the infamous Red Deer Rut in Richmond park, a Harold Wood photographer decided the fallow deer rut in Harold Hill would make for some great pictures.

Peter Clayton, professional wildlife photographer, visited The Manor Nature Reserve on Sunday, October 21 to see the Deer Rut.

He told the Recorder: “What a fantastic day! Remember these are wild animals, so should anyone see this and want to go, please be respectful of the deer and do not get too close.”

Deer rutting usually takes place during October, when for a couple of weeks, the bucks are more active and less cautious than usual.

“The bucks are full of testosterone and can be aggressive,” Peter added.

“These shots were taken with a zoom lens and a slight crop to avoid any disturbance.”

Wendy Impett also visited the park to take some pictures of the deer rut.

For more information or advice about the deer rut, visit Peter’s Facebook page at Peter Clayton Wildlife Photography.

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