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Red Deer

Cervus Elaphus


The Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. Depending on taxonomy, the Red Deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa.


Here in winter in a mixture of open grass land, water and some trees. Due to heavy snowfall the deer had a hard time finding food.

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sttweets 8 years ago

@Harlock, Thanks for specified ID!

gisela.terlouw 8 years ago

I did, they would make a nice couple.

sttweets 8 years ago

Early morning. Especially in winter I like to go out early and be in the park before it fills with wild life spotters.
Did you check out the other deer in the same park:

OemphaLoempha 8 years ago

The light creates a nice contrast between snow and the animal! Shot in early morning, or late afternoon?

peter 8 years ago

Fantastic spotting, thanks for sharing it with us!

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.45, Long: 5.40

Spotted on Jan 3, 2010
Submitted on Mar 9, 2011

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