Early rutting in the mist

Stags in the Bragg Creek mist - © Christopher Martin-4016

I found this pair of White-tailed deer on a misty morning a couple of weeks ago. The stag on the right jabbed the other a couple of times.  It took a bit of prodding, but they eventually jousted for a few short skirmishes before going back to grazing in the dew-soaked field.  The rut will come in a few weeks, it seemed these two were getting in a little practice.

Stags in the Bragg Creek mist - © Christopher Martin-4011

Stags in the Bragg Creek mist - © Christopher Martin-4007

Stags in the Bragg Creek mist - © Christopher Martin-4002

Stags in the Bragg Creek mist - © Christopher Martin-4001

15 responses

  1. They posed for the last picture. You just know it.

    January 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

  2. The Reindeer Twins – GREAT

    August 22, 2016 at 8:38 am

  3. nice sequence of pictures; especially the last one. after a rut they wonder who has been taking pictures of them

    August 21, 2016 at 8:54 pm

  4. That second-last one with their heads together is almost symetrical-and a real winner. They all are something special and as a series really tell a story.

    August 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  5. Beautiful creatures, nicely captured!

    August 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

  6. The picture is very beautiful! Love that

    August 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

  7. The last picture is my favourite!!! So adorable!!!

    August 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

  8. wow beautiful!!!!!

    August 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

  9. Excellent shots!!!! The photos really looks like paintings. Great capture!!!!

    August 21, 2016 at 7:07 am

  10. Reindeer games!

    August 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

  11. Amazing that you found the pair together and were able to get these great shots!!

    August 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  12. What a beautiful sequence. The photos seem almost like paintings in which the artist has framed the animals in a veiled landscape.

    August 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

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  14. Frosty

    Lovely shots. The shot of them looking toward you looks as if they were posing just for you. Brightens my day. Thanks. Frosty

    August 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

  15. Beautiful photos!

    August 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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