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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.


Dutch National park "Oostvaardersplassen" with a mixture of water, forest and open grassland.


See other spottings in the same national park: - Red fox: - Red deer: - Heck cattle: - Konik horse:

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FoTony 8 years ago

The eyes are on the front side of the face and the jaw is much too wide. I think this is a Fallow deer (Dama Dama).
Check out the Red Deer pictures
and the Fallow Deer pictures
you can easely see the differences.

sttweets 8 years ago


consensuslife 8 years ago

Great shot!

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Spotted on Dec 12, 2009
Submitted on Aug 30, 2011

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