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Southern Swamp Deer I came across this subspecies of swamp deer in Khana National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India.  Getting the shot was a little tricky because it was in a low lying marsh surrounded by tall grass.  Consequently, every time I tried to take a shot, the grass in the foreground would obscure its face.  For this shot it moved its head just enough to the right.  Barasingha,Geotagged,India,Rucervus duvaucelii,swamp deer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Southern Swamp Deer

I came across this subspecies of swamp deer in Khana National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India. Getting the shot was a little tricky because it was in a low lying marsh surrounded by tall grass. Consequently, every time I tried to take a shot, the grass in the foreground would obscure its face. For this shot it moved its head just enough to the right.

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  1. Haha, what a great shot, love the pose of the mouth :)
    Very friendly looking deer species.
    Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. Thanks Wendy. At first I was a little bummed about the mid-chew mouth, but the more I looked at it, the more humorous it became to me. By the way, I am a fan of a bunch of your pictures as well. Posted 8 years ago
      1. Thank you, always a great compliment to get :) Posted 8 years ago
  2. Great photo, great species intro, and a story to match it, very well shared! Promoted. Posted 8 years ago

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The barasingha , also called swamp deer, is a deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent. Populations in northern and central India are fragmented, and two isolated populations occur in southwestern Nepal. It is extinct in Pakistan and in Bangladesh.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2014. Captured Feb 8, 2012 12:21 in Chiraidongri - Kanhav Road, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh 481111, India.
  • NIKON D200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 600mm