Crowned Deer

crowned spotted deer

shot with nikon d300 + nikkor 200-400vr

Photographed this cheetal (spotted deer) in Kanha national park. I had expected to see swamp deers adorned with grass but a cheetal was the least expected. My guide told me that cheetal males do adorn like this sometimes with grass to impress the females. This was the first time I had seen a spotted deer with a grass crown like this and it was an image i dont get to shoot frequently. I wanted to shoot a vertical frame but he never gave a second chance.

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