Stag with impressive hairdo by David Gowing (8 images)

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This stag holds his antlers high as he proudly displays an outlandish new look. During the annual rutting period male deer put on elaborate displays of dominance and spend time scraping their antlers through undergrowth, sometimes collecting bracken and ferns.

Red deer stags often lock horns with competitors and roar as they bid to become the dominant stag, ensuring exclusive mating with the hinds. The photographs were taken at Woburn Estate Deer Park, in Bedfordshire, by David...
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