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Sambar Deer


Sambar Deer
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Copyright: Ashok Kumar (ashok_delhi17) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (151)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-16 2:07
Viewed: 3074
Points: 0
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A male Sambar Deer coming after a Mud-bath at Ranthambhore National Park.

some details from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambar_(deer)

The Sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large dark brown, maned Asian deer. It attains a height of 102 to 160 cm (40 to 63 in) at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 546 kg (1200 pounds), though more typically 162-260 kg (357-574 pounds). The coat is dark brown with chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. The large, rugged antlers are typically rusine, the brow tines being simple and the beams forked at the tip. In some specimens the antlers exceed 101 cm (40 in).


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