In velvet

The antlers of the red deer in Tatton Park have been growing for quite a while, as they do every spring; they are ‘in velvet‘. Their texture really do look like soft velvet. They can grow up to an inch a day.

velvet 1As with most photography, the lighting makes all the difference.velvet 2

And how’s this for a deer with attitude, perhaps mentally preparing for the battles of autumn when the bone has hardened up?

velvet attitude

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