Rutting season in Hoge Veluwe - Hinds (Photo blog)
Every year the rutting season of the red deer (Cervus elaphus) starts at the end of September. We went one day to the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands. The park is home to almost 200 red deer. During the rutting season the males, known as stags, leave their male herds and will search for females. The females also live in herds and are called hinds. At that time male red deer will have impressive antlers and they will grow a short neck mane. They start roaring and fighting with other males to impress the hinds. We had a nice evening despite of the hundreds of other nature photographers who also visited the park.