Bruno D'Amicis - The rut


If there is one thing I love about living in the mountains is the seasonal cycles. Every year the same, every year different, seasons bring their changes and nature responds with its phenology. More than the morning chills and the nocturnal mist, one thing that surely marks the end of summer in the Apennines is the red deer bellows. At the end of August, the first stags reach their mountain arenas where they will compete until October or even later. As soon as I hear the first one, I get all excited: the rut has started.

Location: Abruzzo, Italy

Tags: abruzzo, autumn, bruno damicis, cervus elaphus, mountains, red deer, rut, silhouette

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  1. Oriol Alamany said:

    20/09/2013 08:38

    One of the best photos on Nature Photo Blog from this year, Bruno. Very simple, only 3 colors and a wonderful silhouette! Wilderness at it's best.

  2. Werner said:

    20/09/2013 10:02

    Soooo good!

  3. Stefan Gerrits said:

    20/09/2013 10:36

    Pure magic! Looks like a place to visit! Congrats.

  4. Sven Zacek said:

    20/09/2013 12:26

    Wow, this is amazing Bruno! The roar really fills my livingroom.

  5. Vattenläckage said:

    20/09/2013 14:24

    Awesome and Congratulations! Beautiful pictures as always :)

  6. Luciano said:

    20/09/2013 15:16

    Great shot Bruno!!

  7. Johan Van Hoof said:

    20/09/2013 18:24

    Absolutely beautiful !!! Very well done ! That's why we all love wildlife photography so much !

    Kind Regards


  8. David Guimaraes said:

    20/09/2013 21:30


  9. Lauri Koivuluoma said:

    20/09/2013 23:06

    What an earth! Wow!

  10. Dieter said:

    20/09/2013 23:13


  11. Armando Maniciati said:

    21/09/2013 21:29

    Grande, grande Bruno!
    Composition and light fantastic!!!

  12. Jost Stergarsek said:

    25/09/2013 09:06

    truly wild image ... colour, creature, land! unbelievable beautiful!

  13. Bruno said:

    01/10/2013 17:59

    Just came back home from a trip and found all these comments and kind words about my picture. Many, many thanks to everyone! BD

  14. Zoltan Nagy said:

    01/10/2013 18:34

    What a fantastic image Bruno!!

  15. Leak Detection said:

    03/10/2013 07:52

    Your blog is a Beautiful light filled our home, and Absolutely lovely :)