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Richmond Park is a national nature reserve and deer park with 630 Red and Fallow deer roaming freely since 1529.

The deer have played a major role in the park's history and have shaped the landscape too.

Our special grassland habitat depends on grazing and the parkland trees have a distinctive 'browse line' as the deer eat all the leaves and twigs growing below about 1.5 metres. Deer grazing also prevents tree seedlings from growing, keeping the grassland open.

During the autumn the deer 'rut' (breeding season) takes place. The Red stags and Fallow bucks compete for females (known as hinds and does respectively). At this time, the large males roar, bark and clash antlers in a spectacular way in an attempt to fight off rivals and attract as many females as possible. The young are born May - July and are hidden by their mothers amongst the bracken and long grass. The young are very vulnerable at this time and their mothers, being sensitive to disturbance, will defend their babies.

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Nick Weall on November 1

Sasha-san Hello and thank you for your warm words and like ~ Best wishes ~ nick

mariwozn on November 1




Nick Weall on November 1

mariwozn Thank you very much MW

C.gpeña ☂NO VIEWS☂ on November 16

Excelente captura! Like + Favorite.

PANORAMIO FOREVER!!! We need 75 signatures! UNESCO PETITION, sign and spread, please!

Saludos, Carmeta.

Nick Weall on November 16

C.gpeña ☂NO VIEWS☂ Hello Carmeta I signed up and supported the original petition and would certainly love Panoramio to go on for ever, however yet another petition through the change organisation is going to achieve nothing in my opinion for anyone except possibly change. Google must be fully aware of the opposition to views in its present format. So thanks for your YSL and good luck ~ nick

Bartosz Decowski 5 days ago

Nice action! L

©theWolfsEye☼ 12 hours ago

A great and wonderful shot!


Warm Christmas regards from Wolf

Nick Weall 10 hours ago

Bartosz Decowski thank you very much

©theWolfsEye☼ Thanks Wolf for your great compliments and YSL :~) Warm wishes ~ nick

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Photo taken in Richmond Park, Richmond, Greater London, UK

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  • Uploaded on November 11, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/11/10 08:44:40
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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