Neal Hanko

Neal Hanko

Posted on 08/19/2016


Photo taken on September 20, 2011



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The Rut

The Rut
We watched these two bulls for most of the week. The one on the right is the herd bull and the other is the challenger. It seems as if the creek was the boundary. When the challenger crossed the creek the herd bull came over to fight. They stood posing and showing each other their antlers and ran side by side for bit. This to intimidate the other. When neither would back off they clashed. The herd bull on the right pushed the challenger back across the creek. Once he was on the bank on the other side that was the end of it. The rest of the week the challenger stood on his own side the creek and bugled but did not dare to cross. Both bulls were 7x7.

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8 comments - The latest ones
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Great shot and great to watch.
2 years ago.
Martine
Martine
Une belle capture de ce duel dans ce beau cadre naturel.
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Excellent. A great picture.
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Doing the full Ali vs. Foreman routine in the wild without a medical team in the back is after all rather stupid. The wiser animal tries the minimalistic aproach... :o)
2 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Oh, excellent! I’ve never seen this...
2 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Wow!
2 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
It must have been a sight to behold - not many people are privy to stags rutting. It's a wonderful photo
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
What a fantastic bit of nature's drama you captured, Neal
2 years ago.