6 January 2013

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

A male and two females. If one the one hand an orderly hunting exploration has allowed for the recuperation of some hunted populations, such as the Red Deer one, on the other hand over-exploitation has often created unbalances between males and females – the hunting interest is mainly focused on males – causing the older males, large and with majestic antlers, can become rare.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 320, 1/320, f5