Markus Varesvuo - Ruff times
In spring, during breeding season, Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) males gather together at a lek to display, primarily with each other. The main goal is to attract females, of course, but they do this in a roundabout way, by trying to outdo each other in fights and generally just prancing around, competing against each other with their magnificent and varied breeding plumages.
Location: Varanger, Norway
Tags: bird photography, markus varesvuo, philomachus pugnax, ruff, ruff lek, wildlife photography