June 10, 2014. Wildlife photo project dedicated to the lords of the forests of Charente-Maritime, France
June 10, 2014. Wildlife photography project dedicated to the lords of the woods and forests of Charente-Maritime in the southwest of France. For six days, we surveyed many forests and grasslands to make pictures of deer and deer red deer, wild boar, deer, deer. We also have the chance to meet the Corsican sheep that have been introduced in some areas. The spring period is interesting because red deer stag and fallow deer have antlers in velvet. The red deer does have their baby.
It is not unusual to see a doe trying to nurse her fawn in a meadow. To protect their offspring, deer congregate in herds in which we were able to count up to 30 animals. The red deer stags meanwhile, stay away because the deer are not in heat. Late spring, temperatures can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. This is a great time to photograph red deers and fallow deers swimming. To achieve all our photos, we used differents technics such as photo approach or blinds.
Every situation is different. We must always be creative to adapt ourselves to the context. The lords of the woods and forests are wonderful animals to photograph but they are cunning and intelligent. The human being is a permanent threat for these big animals. We had to show a lot of cunning and patience to approach closer and make detailed pictures. For this series, we chose environmental animal portrait as thematic. This compositional technique is one of our characteristics in wildlife photography. It allows us to always show the best beauties of nature that we love so much.