Photographing Deer in the Cairngorms

Many of you know that I went up to the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland to photograph some of the winter wildlife which call the park home. One of wishlist photographs that I wanted, was a Red Deer stag, in and amongst, the pines trees. So as part of a Northshots tour, I managed to spend a fair amount of time photographing them.

I had seen quite a few different photos from some of the great Scottish wildlife photographers of these deer in the forests. The goal was to try and get a personal and intimate image that would add to the mythical status of the creature. So, there had to be trees, both in the foreground and background.

I am very happy with these two.

Which do you prefer, the landscape version or the portrait version?

 

"Red deer - Cairngorms National Park - Marinovich wildlife photography"

 

"Red deer - Cairngorms National Park - Marinovich wildlife photography"

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