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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 spotted in the Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad, Netherlands on a cold winter morning.

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sttweets 11 years ago

@AshishNimkar Sometimes you need just that little luck,... early morning with fresh, untouched snow. The deer crossing the path in front of you, the sun out, but still very low and warm, the right lens, etc.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Nice shots...They look like gods....!!
Opposite sunshine made their skin highlighted..very nice exposures..!!

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jan 3, 2010
Submitted on Jun 30, 2011

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