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Red Deer Stag.

By Maiwand
Red Deer (cervus vulgaris)
Red deer are ruminants, characterized by a four-chambered stomach. Genetic evidence indicates the red deer as traditionally defined is a species group, rather than a single species, although it remains disputed as to exactly how many species the group includes.[4][5] The closely related and slightly larger American elk or wapiti, native to North America and eastern parts of Asia, has been regarded as a subspecies of red deer, but recently been established as a distinct species. Probably the ancestor of all red deer, including wapiti, originated in central Asia and resembled sika deer.[6]

Although at one time red deer were rare in parts of Europe they were never close to extinction. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, especially in the United Kingdom, have resulted in an increase of red deer populations, while other areas, such as North Africa, have continued to show a population decline.
This particular specimen was captured during my annual early morning visit to Bushey Park at Kingston. Pleased to get this one as I did not feel that the activity this year was as busy as usual.
Hope you enjoy looking. My grateful thanks, as ever, for all c/c's on the Wren and particular thanks to Bobby (Bobpaige) for his generous UA.


Tags: Wildlife Nature Deer Wildlife and nature Bushey park Maiwand

Voters: mudge, hasslebladuk, Badgerfred and 70 more

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hasslebladuk 13 1 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2015 4:03PM
Great shot ron
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
15 Oct 2015 4:04PM
Excellent Ron, great pose,
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
15 Oct 2015 4:20PM
A wonderful capture, Ron.
15 Oct 2015 4:33PM
Fantastic and well timed shot Ron.
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
15 Oct 2015 4:44PM
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2015 5:24PM
Fantastic wildlife capture, Ron.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2015 5:32PM
A terrific well-timed shot
Terry L 19 609 5 England
15 Oct 2015 6:08PM
Nicely taken Ron, the light looks rather nice on this.

bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
15 Oct 2015 6:29PM
Super frame Ron - just the right moment.
Alan_Coles 16 180 11 Wales
15 Oct 2015 6:48PM
stonking... worth a badge me reckons
NaturesHaven 11 283 6 England
15 Oct 2015 6:49PM
15 Oct 2015 7:51PM
Fantastic capture
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
15 Oct 2015 8:20PM
Epitomises the Rut, my award Ron.
15 Oct 2015 8:27PM
Superb shot Ron. Cathy
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
15 Oct 2015 8:36PM
15 Oct 2015 10:54PM
Stunning image.
Snapitt 13
15 Oct 2015 10:59PM
Superb capture Ron.

nobby1 Plus
18 21 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2015 11:54PM
Excellent shot Ron

phillG 16 229 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 7:19AM
Simply stunning
UrbaneMagick 10 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 7:20AM
not surprised this has as many awards as it does Ron..have another one!!

Gareth -)
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 7:22AM
brilliant GrinGrinGrinGrin and another award for this impressive image.GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 9:07AM
Nice one!!!!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 173 16 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 11:31AM
Excellent RonGrinGrinGrin

rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2015 2:23PM
A brilliant capture, Ron - well worth all the accolades.

capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2015 1:51PM
A beautifully taken image.Smile

Mendipman 11 3 England
17 Oct 2015 7:11PM
Superb shot, excellent lighting and composition, perfectly timed too!
18 Oct 2015 3:19AM
A lovely capture well presented. Well done Ron.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
18 Oct 2015 9:32AM
madbob 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2015 9:50AM
ace capture
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2015 8:55PM
Superb capture, Ron. Narrative that adds great context.
Congrats on your well deserved UAs.
19 Oct 2015 8:34PM
Superb Ron..Lin
Fefe Plus
11 81 46 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2015 8:56PM
Excellent thats a nice faceWinkGrinGrinGrin...have another UASmile
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
3 Nov 2015 11:06PM
well deserving all those awards, a shot to hang on the wall

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