It is a European Red Deer at Richmond Park in the UK. These deer have also been introduced to New Zealand from Europe.
تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا ﴿الإسراء: ٤٤﴾
One of the great things about taking great photos is, being in the right place, at the right time. You were very lucky to have photographed this magnificently beautiful animal and sharing it with everyone. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.
@Linda Siegel - thanks for the recommendation.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6. What a truly amazing photograph that is! Thank YOU for sharing it with the world :)
@Ellen Life Robinson I had a look on Wikipedia, and it appears that the Red Deer in Richmond Park and the Elk in the US are unrelated to each other, even though they look similar.
@Ellen Life RobinsonMy first thought, too.
@Barbara Lavina Thank you for your comments Barbara. I am interested in hearing how you have ascertained this image looks fake to you. I can prove this image is the genuine article, and have the Raw file to demonstrate this is a real image. I look forward to your response. :)
@Talha Mehmood I was about 10 metres away, however it was taken a couple of months ago, therefore I can't be 100% sure.
SInging his song to the heavens for the lovely morning! Looks almost like a painting. Enjoyed this joyful photo.
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