Deer rut by Jules Cox (8 images)

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A large stag comically decorates its antlers with vegetation in a bid to appear bigger and so scare away potential rivals.

The male deer is preparing himself for the start of the annual deer rut in London's Richmond Park during which stags try to make themselves look more impressive.

In a bizarre attempt to create a more fearsome image, this stag thrust his antlers into bracken and other vegetation to add extra plumage.
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