Friday, 22 October 2010

Following the Fallow

On my wanderings this week I have visited the Deer Park at Dallam Tower just outside Milnthorpe to obtain some images of Fallow Deer. It is the time of year when the bucks gather together the female fallows and their families in the hope of mating with some of them.
On my first visit I found a large group of deer close to the A6 and I was able to approach carefully and obtain some nice close ups and later some action shots as they made their way back across the River Bela into the main area of the Dallam Estate. Another late afternoon visit found the deer on the opposite side of the park close to a minor road that runs through the estate. There wasn't much action as the deer were mostly enjoying the warm afternoon sunshine and I was once again able to obtain some shots taken from inside the car.It is possible to approach much closer on foot on the public footpaths which cross the park, I may visit again and try this method and hopefully obtain some portrait shots of these elegant and delightful animals.


  1. More excellence in photography Brian which I found soon after you posted them.

    Great stuff as always, keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing you again, sooner rather than later.

  2. Beautiful pictures....well done Brian.

    Greetings, Joop

    have a nice weekend !

  3. It’s always a pleasure
    to see such a Wonderful Work
    good creations

  4. Your usual cracking shote Brian. Best wishes - Phil

  5. Hello Dude,

    The fallow deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. The common coat variation has a brown coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker coat in the winter. Fallow deer can run up to a maximum 28 mph speed on short distances. Thanks for sharing it!

    Wildlife Photographer