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?