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a fallow deer in London’s Richmond Park
November 9, 2014

Royal Velvet

Victorious in autumn clashes with rivals, a fallow deer luxuriates in the fog of London’s Richmond Park. “This is a great time to simply wander around the park with a camera,” writes Your Shot member Szymon Bakota. “I found the ideal place in a small woodland, where bucks rub their foreheads and antlers against the bases and branches of trees. There were a couple of deer competing and clashing antlers. After one fight, the winner made this magnificent, royal pose. I got the camera as low to the ground as possible. My intention was to underexpose the photo a bit to capture an almost fairy-tale mood.”

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Photograph by Szymon Bakota, National Geographic Your Shot

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