red deer rut

We’re at the tail end of the rutting season for the Red Deer stags just now.  When up in the hills one can hear them roaring their testosterone claims and if one is discrete, one can see the clashing head-to-heads as they fight for hind harem supremacy.

Here a stag guards his harem.  Most of his ladies are hiding in the grass laying down.  How many can you see?