This was taken in the Deer Park at Dunham Massey, a National Trust property in Cheshire, England. You can still see the scars on the antlers from the battles fought in the autumn rutting season.

The Fallow Deer was spread across Central Europe by the Romans and evidence of their presence in England in the 1st Century AD has recently been discovered. Traditionally, it was thought that it was introduced by the Normans after the Conquest to provide food and sport in the great Royal Forests.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

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    Sinclereover 1 year ago

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  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryover 1 year ago

    Fantastic image Chris – super sharp focus showing excellent details~

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations this image is featured in The Beautiful North of England Group week commencing 6th Feb 2013

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    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 9th April, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 1 year ago

    Hi Chris ~ Welcome to the Deer Me Group! Thanks for adding this beautiful buck into the group and the challenge. Good luck!

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    pcfyiabout 1 year ago

    Featured Saturday 7-6-13

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    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    7 July 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

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