Fallow deer rutting in the New Forest by Keith Elcombe (2 images)

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Two Fallow Deer lock horns as they take part in a rut in the New Forest, Hampshire. The two bucks are fighting for dominance and the right to mate with female deer in their herd.

Photographer Keith Elcombe, 49, from Andover couldn’t believe his luck when he spotted the clashing animals whilst visiting the New Forest spot.

He said: “I’d been down to this part of the forest a number of times and only ever seen and heard the males bellowing. I watched...
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