Reach for the Top - Sambar Deer on two Legs
We saw this Sambar Deer standing and very occasionally getting up on 2 legs to nibble on the higher branches. After several unsuccessful attempts to capture this behaviour, I finally managed a shot. I had never seen this large deer do this before.
The sambar is a large deer native to the Indian Subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia. Although it primarily refers to ''R. unicolor'', the name "sambar" is also sometimes used to refer to the Philippine deer and the rusa deer . The name is also spelled ''sambur'', or ''sambhur''.