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Roe deer jumping in the fog

About this website has been created for those people who have an interest in deer, especially roe deer.


This website contains a number of pages about deer photography and the biology of deer. You can also order copies of the book A Year in the Life of a Roe Deer.

About Mark Nicolaides

I have maintained an active interest in wildlife for over forty years, and for more than twenty of those years, it has been a privilege to work as a school teacher and educate young people about the workings of the natural world. In 2014, it was an honour to be invited by the Institute of Physics to attend their award ceremony in London, where I received an award for the outstanding achievements of my advanced level students, many of whom have gone on to carry out their own scientific research.   

When it comes to wildlife, I have a particular interest in the natural history and the day-to-day behaviour of roe deer.

Seeing nature in all its forms, plays an important part in us being able to appreciate the significance and beauty of our native plants and animals. By sharing our work, we can bring enjoyment to ourselves and others, whilst at the same time, hopefully showing that nature has a place in this busy world alongside us.


It was a pleasure to write the books Swan Life, Raising Sky; A Roe Deer's Year and A Year in the Life of a Roe Deer. All three books are based on observations made in the field, and are designed to give the reader a real understanding of the hidden day-to-day life of two of the most widespread animals in the UK. 

Many thanks for your interest, and I hope you enjoy looking around this website.

All the very best,


Mark Nicolaides


You can contact me using the following e-mail address:

Whilst researching how roe deer use their memory rather than perception to track resources, it was a privilege to assist professional biologist, Dr. Nathan Ranc, with his work:

"I would like to thank you very much for your assistance with my roe deer research. Your work showing the behaviour of wild European roe deer has proven to be a valuable contribution to understanding the lives of these animals. In addition to their scientific rigour, they convey incredible emotions. Your photographs are used here at Harvard University, as well as being shown at the International Deer Biology Congress in Colorado next summer." 

Nathan Ranc

Nathan Ranc PhD.


Harvard University and University of California, Santa Cruz

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