RISE AND SHINE.... Artist Michael Turner puts the finishing touches to a 12 point Royal Stag, made up of a stag-gering 10,000 welds, during a glorious sunrise.

The three metre high metal sculpture took 600 hours for the New Forest based artist to construct from stainless steel.

The stag with the twelve points to its antlers, pictured here in Lymington, Hants, was a private commission and is now on its way to a permanent location of a client's back garden.