Red Deer Stags Enduring the Blizzard
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
I wanted to capture the harsh conditions that Red Deer endure during the winter in the Scottish Highlands. I carefully stalked a group of stags trying to take shelter from the blizzard. The stag that is shaking the worst of the sleet from it’s coat caught my attention. Shortly after this image was taken the weather took a turn for the worse and visibility reduced to almost zero. I have the utmost respect for these magnificent mammals.
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: 300mm F4 with x1.4 teleconverter
Exposure: 1/80 sec