Stags engage in brutal battle by Alan Wennington (9 images)

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Grass, earth and leaves are thrown into the air as these two stags engage in a brutal battle.
The two deer take on one another in a fierce 20 minute encounter, smashing their antlers together so loudly it's 'like claps of thunder'.
Each time the stags square up to each other, put their heads down, charge at speed and lock horns, their hind legs lift into the air as a result of the sheer force.
Photographer Alan Wennington, 56, was in Studley Royal Deer Park, near Ripon,...
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