We named this guy George. He is a well know stag that hangs around the main parking area for Horton Plains. George and 2 other male deer have decided that pandering to toursists is a fair exchange for food. They are wild deer but choose the comfortable life :-). While we were taking a break I noticed a mound which I thought George would walk to with encouragement from a couple of apples from our hotel lunch packs. After noshing on apples he demonstarted his understanding of the deal and duly obliged with a pose as I lay on the ground at the base of the mound. A super opportunity to photograph a ‘wild’ animal.

Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor) – Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

Canon 5D
Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS
Resting on ground
Evaluative Metering +1/3

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  • Neil Bygrave (NATURELENS)
    Neil Bygrave (...about 4 years ago

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayabout 4 years ago

    WOW! You’re quite brave! I would never lie on the ground in front of such a magnificent animal! (Possibly a young deer… but not one with a rack like that!) What a shot tho! So worth it!

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaabout 4 years ago

    What a great POV, makes him look even more impressive!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    That was a good deal for both of you. Fantastic cooperation!!

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot !!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Awsome capture my friend.Great portrait…Tom

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Simply magnificent – love the perspective.You must have been pretty close!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC shot!!

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