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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A female Reeve's Muntjac at dawn

This photograph of a female Reeve's Muntjac was taken just after dawn. The location was an area of ancient wood pasture, close to where I live in Suffolk, UK. What I particularly like is the way in which the low sun is shining through the animal's ears. These deer are usually solitary and are an introduced species in the UK. Their original home was South-East Asia, but they have now become a familiar sight across much of the UK.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sudbourne, United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Andrew Bennett