19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chinese water deer running

This deer was photographed close to my home in Suffolk, UK. The Chinese water deer is an introduced species in the UK. It is now widespread in eastern England and it favours wetland areas. This one was on a nature reserve called North Warren which belongs to the RSPB. The running action is said to resemble that of a large hare, with the back legs thrown upwards.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Andrew Bennett