Steamy Stag

fallow deer at sunrise with a breath cloud

Steamy Stag
…a dark, soundless forest. As you go deeper into the forest, the roar becomes louder. Or actually the bellowing; the sound of rutting deer during the rutting season, that has come together to fight. The atmosphere is loaded and in case you might not feel the tense, you definitely smell it. Even the birds are holding their breath. The sun slowly starts to give shape to the darkness and through the trees and early morning fog more and more deer become visible. Some bucks are tired after a long wild night and when you closely watch them, you might see the breath clouds coming from their mouths…

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