JOHN DEVRIES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN DEVRIES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
European red deer doe (Cervus elaphus). These deer occupy upland areas of much of Europe, northwest Asia and northwest Africa. Groups of does congregate together in herds. During autumn, stags follow the herds and compete for the attention of females. Red deer mating rituals are known as the rut. Photographed in October.
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