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The Friday Photos: Stag Party

The Friday Photos: Stag Party
2012 rutting season, when males (stags and bucks) throw their weight around, by Alex Witt
2012 rutting season, when males (stags and bucks) throw their weight around, by Alex Witt
An early morning in Richmond Park this week, by Alex Witt
An early morning in Richmond Park this week, by Alex Witt
Image by D A Scott
Image by D A Scott
Image by Stephen Chung
Image by Stephen Chung
Image by Laurence Tucker
Image by Laurence Tucker
Image by Don Kiddick
Image by Don Kiddick
Also taken this week in Richmond Park, by Alex Witt
Also taken this week in Richmond Park, by Alex Witt
Image by Stephen Chung
Image by Stephen Chung
Image by John Esslinger
Image by John Esslinger

Resident since 1529, when London was a long old journey away, the deer of Richmond Park are one of the natural wonders of modern London.

Both public and the media love our cervine friends. They are source of numerous and amusing news stories ('Stag chases man up tree' and the legendary 'Fenton!') and of course beautiful photography. Autumn is the best time to snap the bucks and stags. It is breeding season, which means roaring and antler clashing from the males.

The light and colour of autumn provides a magnificent backdrop to this display of strutting, as shown particularly in three images captured this week by Alex Witt.

All images from the Londonist Flickr pool: Alex Witt (x3), Stephen Chung (x2), Laurence Tucker, John Esslinger, Don Kiddick and D A Scott.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

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Anonymous

Deer also live in the nearby Bushy Park, which is where the stag chased that unfortunate fellow up the tree.