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Red Deer Stag - Richmond Park - London - United Kingdom
The heart of a major city is not the place one would imagine to have a run in with a massive red deer stag, but in London's Richmond Park you will find them in abundance. In fact, deer play a major part in the history of the Royal Park. Henry VIII had a palace here in the 1500's where he hunted on the nearby land. A century later Charles I established the park as a royal hunting ground. Today the large herds of deer still roam the 2500 acre park. When you walk through the gates of Richmond Park you are immediately absorbed by the open grasslands and ancient trees, quickly forgetting you are surrounded on all sides by a major city. On this foggy autumn morning in the park a large male deer posed for me amongst the ferns.