Oooo baby, baby!

Shooting seasons, part five – The arrival of longer, warmer days heralds the season when wildlife raise their young.

It’s easy to take the intricacies of nature for granted until you take the time to observe how it all fits beautifully together. With a project like this, where the life of the deer park is a major focus, the time when the newborns arrive has to be a key point on the calendar.

For the birdlife, the woodpeckers, greylag geese and tree creepers for example, the arrival of their young coincides with the abundance of the food they eat. Caterpillars and many insects emerge in April and May so this is when their young hatch too. 

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.