Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Klampenborg Dyrehave, Denmark. Fenced reserve enclosure.
Bugling red deer stag (Cervus elaphus), DENMARK/KLAMPENBORG, COPENHAGEN. The red deer is the most emblematic of all European animals. It is depicted in countless cave paintings, rock carvings, and in the coats-of-arms of noblemen, towns, regions and businesses. It lives in many habitats from treeless moorlands to semi-desert, but was hunted to, and in some areas over the verge of extinction. During the 1800s and 1900s the red deer survived in many countries only in large royal hunting grounds, like the one where this photo was taken. It is now coming back in great numbers, thanks to reintroductions and more sensible hunting regulations. During the fall mating season, also known as “the rut”, the red deer stags use a brawling call to advertise their territory and attract the females.
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