Autumn Wildlife Nature Photography trip
We decided on a Trip to Studley Royal Deer Park to For an Autumn Wildlife Nature Photography trip in the Countryside of North Yorkshire near Ripon on an autumn morning. We go early so we can find some of the deer before it gets too light. The other thing is the early bird catches the worm so to speak. As Usual, on arrival, the weather is not as good as forecast a little bit overcast. So we decided to stay near the Lake and get some atmospheric landscape pictures of the lake. (Please see above) before venturing off into the deer park to see what we could find.
We found a group of Red deer, that were looking down on us from the banks above. The light still was not Fantastic so we just watched them from a distance. After watching for a couple of hours we went for breakfast in the Lakeside Cafe (Highly recommended). Then we decided to walk around Fountains Abbey as the light still wasn’t as hoped. Again as you can see from the pictures above. The light then improved as we were walking around the wonderful Abbey ruins.
Back out into the Deer Park
People everywhere taking photographs of the Herds of deer. We took the occasional photograph as a result of this. then finally latched onto a group of deer on the move with no other photographers around, This is what we were hoping for some close-up shots of stags that were happy and content. (NOT UPSET BY US BEING THERE) As we were taking our photographs we watched another Stag come towards the group, And all hell let loose between these Two Large Stags. it is the first time we have witnessed stags rutting our canon cameras were flat out in high speed taking loads of pictures of this happening only metres away from where we were standing.
WOW, That was some experience after around 100 pictures the intruder was chased off. Pictures of the Rutting are on our website in the Album Deer. We could not believe what we had just witnessed. A couple of hours later we decided we had had a really good day and time for home, with over 700 pictures to look through.