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    Autumn, Richmond Park, London

    Most people who visit London either do not have enough time to visit all of London's Royal Parks or do not think it worth their while. If the reason is the latter, they are missing an incredible wildlife opportunity close to the thriving metropolis that is London.

    Richmond Park, one of the Royal Parks, is a 2,360 acre (9.55 km²; 3.69 sq mi) park, National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, in south west London.

    Red and Fallow deer roam the park freely and during Autumn, when the rutting season is at it's peak, it's a pleasure to be in the park early in the morning and in the evenings.

    I visited early one morning to see the deer rutting. I followed this stag roaring and protecting his 'harem'. However, the moment that struck me the most was when the stag stood alone with the forest, with autumn colours around him. The moment was magical - it silently projected to me all that the forest had to offer and I was lucky enough to be able to capture it the way I wanted.

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