After a disappointing rut last year, we have enjoyed an excellent rut this year. There have been a good number of stags on the ground, the action has been fast and furious and there has been a lot to see.
As a result, many stags are already lying up and recovering before winter. But a number are still holding hinds like this stag who we captured on a beautiful early morning. As is often the case he was more concerned about other encroaching stags than he was about us.