The wild red deer of Exmoor is the symbol of Exmoor, which sustains one of the largest herds in England.
Several thousand live on its open moors, in its woods and in its combes. Yet, because of their acute
hearing, sight and sense of smell, the deer can be elusive creatures, far from easy to photograph. Master
photographer Ray Stoneman has studied their habits and habitats for decades to produce this remarkable
collection of images of Exmoor’s wild red deer through the seasons. From the autumn rut, through the hard
months of winter, the new growth of antlers in the spring, to the birth of the calves in the summer, Ray
Stoneman captures the true spirit of the red deer – the monarch of the moor.
Ray Stoneman has lived on the edge of Exmoor for most of his life. As a past winner of the British Deer
Society photographic competition, Ray’s collection of photographs cover many themes, but it is the wild red
deer of Exmoor that remain his favourite subject.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 710 9, hardback, 155x110mm, 64 pages. Published March 2008.
REVIEWS: Western Morning News, Somerset Life, Horse and Hound, Devon Life.