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Fallow deer

Cervus dama

Description:

Two fallow deer stags fight during the mating season at Tapada Nacional de Mafra, a nature park with 800 hectares in Portugal



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8 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

forceful photo! powerful indeed! well done!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Wonderful capture!
You should add this to the Portugal diversity mission.

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 7 years ago

Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

Little_Betty
Little_Betty 7 years ago

hey thats brilliant , thank you :D i have been over the web site and it looks amazing!

JoseAntunes
JoseAntunes 7 years ago

Hi
wish it was my job... all the time. But I also sit down and write - a lot- about photography. both in Portuguese - www.fotodigital-online.com - and in English (http://www.pixiq.com/contributors/ja). You can also find some articles from me monthly at Manfrotto School of Xcellence (http://manfrottoschoolofxcellence.com/?s...). You will find more images from Tapada. Also check here... http://joseantunes.artistswanted.org/. Most of the animals in the articles you can read, you will find at Tapada.

Although the Tapada is great the whole year round, the best time for a visit is during Spring, between end of March and end of May. Then from the end of September until late November, with the Fall colors, it's fantastic. Check the images at the Tapada website frontpage. I've a workshop there this Saturday. We'll start it at 7am, while is still dark, so people can have the experience of seeing the first rays of light. And there's a country Guest House inside the area, so you actually can stay there for the night and wake with the animals.

Hope this helps.

JA

Little_Betty
Little_Betty 7 years ago

WOW! it looks incredible! thank you for sharing it. , you have such a good job. I will definitely mark it on my to do map. would you say spring time is best to visit? april may or later?

JoseAntunes
JoseAntunes 7 years ago

Hi

as far as I know yes.Since 1750 that Kings used to hunt deer and wildboars and various bird species at the same place that now is a nature park. Check www.tapadademafra.pt, there's a page in English with info. I run phototours and workshops there.

Little_Betty
Little_Betty 7 years ago

this is incredible! are they native to Portugal ?

JoseAntunes
Spotted by
JoseAntunes

Portugal

Lat: 38.96, Long: -9.28

Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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