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

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