It was 7am and pitch black when I rolled up to the locked gates at Richmond Parks Sheen Gate entrance. I waited for 20mins or so for the wardens to open the gates and drove in and parked my car. I decided to park in the Sheen car park and walk over to the Pen Ponds, which seemed a good idea at the time, great when full of energy in the morning but not when you have finished and have a trek back.

The sun was rising slowly as I got to the Ponds, a low mist had formed across the lower pond with the sunrise behind. I rattled off a few photos and then headed off in the direction of the sunrise. The best place to park for the sunrise photos is the centre car park. I found a lot of photographers had gathered here for the sunrise and also very kindly some Deers had decided that wanted to be in the photos. As you can see below, one had even took the time to wear some bracken 😉

I spent around 2hrs in the park before taking the long walk back to the car, a well worth while trip out, enjoy the photos below.

Deer at Sunrise

Deer at Sunrise

Richmond Park, Misty Morning Sunrise

Richmond Park, Misty Morning Sunrise

Richmond Park Sunrise over Pen Ponds

Deer Flare Richmond Park