Stunning images capture roaming deer on idyllic Brit island – where the population is THIRTY deer to ONE person
These stunning images show deer roaming on a beautiful British island – where the population is THIRTY of the animals to ONE person.
The island, called Jura, sits in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and boasts a mountainous landscape with a large population of red deer.
It is believed that the population of the beautiful animals outweighs humans by an incredible 6,000 deer to just 200 people.
The striking images were shot by photographer Konrad Borkowski, 39, who moved to the Scottish island from Poland after falling in love with Celtic culture.
He said: “I was studying English Philology and started to learn about countries and their culture. I was drawn to Celtic culture and hence I made a trip in 1999 and travelled to Scotland.
“I moved to the island of Islay in 2005 and after a year I moved to Jura. I always say that Islay was too busy for me.”
The photographer, who comes from Lodv in Poland, says growing up in a city of one million people made him even more drawn to remote and mountainous destinations.
Konrad made the decision to move to the Scottish after multiple trips and convinced his partner, teacher Dorota Jelinska, 38, to make the trip with him.
He said: “I always wanted to go to the mountains in my spare time and wanted to live in a place like that.
“Jura has a population of about 6,000 deer and 200 people, so there is quite a big difference. You can see the deer in most places you go and it is very beautiful to see them in their natural habitat.
“The island is around 50k long and 10k wide and there are lots of places for them to roam. It is a known fact that there are so many of them.
“They are majestic, beautiful animals and it is amazing for me to be able to take photos of them with the landscape and background of the island.”
The island is also known for being home to renown British novelist George Orwell who lived there intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1950.
Konrad added: “Jura is a very pretty island and it is where George Orwell wrote 1984. He wrote it in a lone house in the north of the island. The area is also famous for its whiskey.”