“In September and October in the United Kingdom, the red deer stags compete for hinds in the annual rut,” explains Mike Rowe. “To make themselves appear larger and more impressive, they often sweep their antlers through long grass and bracken to collect vegetation. This stag had obviously mastered the technique. This photo was taken in Richmond Park near London.”
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Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/500 sec., ƒ/2.8, ISO 400.