The red deer, majestic monarch of the glen, is Britain's largest land mammal and undisputed king of woodlands and glens. Common across the Scottish Highlands and resident elsewhere, the animal is emblematic of our wild country and a beloved icon. Yet to some, red deer are seen as little more than pests.
Born into a family of deer stalkers, Neil McIntyre has been fascinated by red deer all his life. They have been central to his career as a wildlife photographer and, in this stunning collection of photographs, he invites you to know and respect them as he does.
Neil McIntyre is a wildlife photographer who lives and works in the Cairngorms National Park. He runs wildlife photography tours and image library, focusing on iconic species and locations throughout Scotland. His work is widely published and has been used in BBC Wildlife magazine and national newspapers.
– Sam Heughan, star of Outlander
"A richly evocative collection."
– Neil Drysdale, The Press & Journal
"Beautiful [...] a carefully curated exhibition of breathtaking photos, personal memoirs and bountiful information on the red deer."
– Scottish Field
"Impressive [...] wonderfully atmospheric pictures and brief, but insightful, commentary."
– Ben Hoare, BBC Wildlife Magazine
"A breath-taking portfolio that unveils the intensely private life of the red deer."
– Polly Pullar, naturalist and author
"Breath-taking [...] captures the majestic animals as few have seen them."
– The Sunday Post
"A work of art as well as a moving meditation of man's relationship with red deer."
– Cal Flyn, environmental journalist