Rays of dawn sunlight break through the trees, illuminating a herd of deer at a nature reserve in India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India lies Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve, the beautiful location where these photos were taken.

Nature and wildlife photographer Trikansh Sharma, 22 and from Rishikesh, India, made the most of the golden hours to capture the deer against a backdrop of forests and blue mountains.