HAPPY BIRTHDAY @pflug_photos 🎉
This moment right here was where I felt it. The trust.
We always have the greatest adventures together. Sometimes better than others. Yesterday was special though. Unlike our other trips, we were sitting still for hours, just admiring the creatures in the wild. We were keeping a sharp eye out for the fallow deer, because it is mating season. Laying in the golden grass, whispering to each other, we finally spot, in the corner of our eye, a ginormous fallow deer wandering over the meadow in hope to find a mate. We get ready for anything to happen, by simply putting our finger on the shutter and setting up external cameras for third person documentation. Patiently sitting on the windless meadow, the deer suddenly makes a turn. It keeps an suspicious eye on us, just like us. Next thing we know, is that the deer is walking in a great pace towards us. Fallow deer are known to be the most aggressive deer in Denmark so we keep ourselves still with no sudden movements. Jonas says with a nervous laughter as the deer approaches: “see now I’m get a little anxious”. I know these animals are clever and I told him to keep still. Only 5 meter away from us now. I tell him to not blink an eye or make any movement. The deer grumbles and makes a noice that doesn’t sound very friendly. Jonas slowly turns and looks at me. I say: “ take pictures, as many as you can”. The deer has welcomed us in to the herd. That unfriendly sound he made, was a welcoming. He just wanted to let us know that he was the leader, by showing off his dominance. Only a couple of meters from us, he decided to lay down and take a nap. It was an incredible experience but the best thing was, that Jonas trusted me and had faith in me. A fallow deer at that size could easily send us to the hospital and we could end up in a world of trouble. This deer is smart, aware, concerned, and not only was he genuine and clever but he also had a big heart. We weren’t showing any threat and that was to our benefit. Jonas and I were now a part of the flock. Only thanks to Jonas for trusting me. Now it’s his birthday and I wish him the best of all, because he deserves it 100%. Happy B-day brother