The mating season, a wonderful event that every year at the gates of autumn fills our woods, mountains and valleys with magic, is really a tiring period for an adult deer. A month of powerful belling, challenges, races and fights that leave no room for rest or nourishment.
This male takes a moment to recover, but without ever letting attention drop.
It will be very soon the time for a new battle...
Red deer (Cervus elaphus)