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Sambar Deer at Corbett

Sambar Deer at Corbett
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-14
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 8:50
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I clicked this photograph at Dhikala, Jim Corbett National Park. The road is popularly known as Cool Road (Thandi Sarak) and an open SUV is all you require. This deer couple was enjoying the morning walk in the clear waters of Ramganga river.

Indian sambar deer typically display solitary and isolated behavior. Most of the time, they are seen roaming alone. In case they have company, it is that of a very small group. The senses of sambar deer are highly developed, which helps them in detecting their predators easily. Whenever they perceive danger, they start giving a repetitive honking alarm call.

The mating period of the Indian sambhur deer falls in the month of November/December. The male deer guard their rutting territories and try to attract the female deer through vocal and olfactory displays. The gestation period of sambar deer is approximately 6 months and, usually, they give birth to a single offspring only.

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Hello Subhash

in your image, it is your POV that i love most and the black
silhouettes of the leafs of the foreground, i love too
the curious pose of both Deers, TFS


This is a lovely image with the animals standing in Ramganga waters, Subhash.
I can see their reflections too.
My desire to visit this place for the first time remained unfulfilled this summer.
Thanks and best regards.

Hello Ranjan,
nice shot of sambars in natural surroundings,i think they are in alert pose and curious about your activity,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-09 19:18]

Hello Subhash! Good capture of those Deers, well compopsed scene and good quality, well done!


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