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Hey, you look cute in spots!

There's no denying it, you have got to admit, this little fellow next to the tree does look cute!

Near to where I live, here in North Yorkshire, there is a UNESCO world heritage site; Fountains Abbey, a huge 12th century monastery now in ruins. And adjacent to the monastery there is a deer park where you can wander freely, as long as you don't get too close to the herds of deer. They are wild and if you approach too close, especially at rutting time, the stag deer may well charge you and you wouldn't want to get caught on their horns of a dilemma.

Photographs Copyright 2015 by Antony J Waller

Keep your distance and you can snap a few great photos whilst wandering around. These were taken just a few weeks ago on a bright and sunny winter's morning. But I think the cute chap by the tree is my favourite!

photographs Copyright 2015 by Antony J Waller


Image Credit » Photographs Copyright 2015 by Antony J Waller

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GedWrites wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:02 PM

Now that is what I call a post .. you have set the bar high there mate, the photo's are brill and very clear

NorthernLight wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:05 PM

Thanks Ged. So good to be able to post multi images! And the deer parkwould make a good trip out for your new camera.

Koalemos wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:35 PM

They seem to be used to people because they appear to be posing for the photographs.

Dustin4ever wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:02 PM

Wow I have missed your amazing photos. And yes it is great to be able to share freely. :)

NorthernLight wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:46 PM

I think they were saying, 'Hey. look at that guy in the woolly hat standing behind a tree. All together, smile girls!'

NorthernLight wrote on January 10, 2015, 1:48 PM

Thanks Carol, and it's good to be able to post and share photos again. Certain other sites and their promises to restore pictures just came to nothing.

soupdragon wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:27 PM

Fantastic photographs. I have visited Fountains Abbey but not the deer park. I would love to get some photos like these

NorthernLight wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:38 PM

Thank you, hope you are able to make a return visit soon.

k2705 wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:47 PM

Lovely photos these are so cute, I haven't put photos in yet been getting use to the site.

NorthernLight wrote on January 10, 2015, 3:55 PM

Hi, thanks. The site is a little different but it's great being able to post photos and use more than one in a post.

maxeen wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:18 AM

The things of beauty we can see if we just know where to go to,very nice.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 11, 2015, 5:42 AM

How lovely to see all these magnificent animals. I love that we are able to post more than the one picture and hope it stays a feature here, though it may not for long.

arthurchappell wrote on January 11, 2015, 6:37 AM

nice photos - I visit the deer parks at Lyme Park and Dunham Massey occasionally

SoundNFury wrote on January 11, 2015, 7:28 AM

Aww those are great pictures. And I definitely would not want to get too close to those horns!

Vickiw wrote on January 11, 2015, 9:01 AM

They look lovely in that situation. However I don't appreciate them at all if I see them in my garden. Persistent beasts.

NorthernLight wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:06 AM

That's right, all around us if only we take a while to stop and look.

NorthernLight wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:08 AM

Thanks, yes you're right and I hope this multi pic post will be the first of many (and let's hope they do keep the feature)

NorthernLight wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:09 AM

Thank you. You mention two places I have yet to visit. They're on the list!

NorthernLight wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:12 AM

Thanks. Your're right, I have watched them rutting when the stag deer charge each other and lock horns. They come together with a loud crash and a lot of force.

NorthernLight wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:14 AM

I know what you mean. There are a few deer in the local woods and if they take a shine to the bushes and plants in your garden they leave a mess!

arthurchappell wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:32 AM

Tatton Park near Chester is also one worth visiting

DDS1 wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:46 AM

Some nice shots there. Have you ever been to the Slimbridge wetland centre?

Quinbe wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:09 AM

Stuning photos - did you know that in South Africa deer's are the prime ingredients for our national BILTONG - which is dried and cured meat almost like beef jerky but a whole lot nicer

LadyDuck wrote on January 12, 2015, 8:47 AM

This is so true, the little fellow near the tree looks cute. I missed the possibility to see more pictures.

GedWrites wrote on January 12, 2015, 10:16 AM

Yes it would, leave me the details of where it is and we can meet there sometime.

NorthernLight wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:20 PM

Yes I have tried it - once! Much prefer venison burgers and sausages.

NorthernLight wrote on January 12, 2015, 12:21 PM

Thank you. No I haven't, been past it and to a nearby pub but not the wetland centre (yet)

melon1234 wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:46 PM

Oh wow these are such beautiful pictures! The little baby one is adorable what a cutie

catsholiday wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:42 AM

We visited Fountains aBBEY BUT THE DEER WERE HIDING WHEN WE WERE THER - BEAUTIFUL SPOTf

NorthernLight wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:22 AM

Sometimes you do have to go for a long walk round to find them.

WordChazer wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:00 PM

Has AngelSharum seen these pics yet? If not, she needs to, because she's no mean photographer herself and these are pretty good pics too. I like this site because the photos you post are not cut off or hacked around like some other sites...

AngelSharum wrote on January 13, 2015, 2:36 PM

Wonderful photos. The little guy is very cute. It's great you saw so many of them.

AngelSharum wrote on January 13, 2015, 2:36 PM

Angel Sharum had not seen this post. Thank you so much for tagging me in it!

NorthernLight wrote on January 13, 2015, 2:52 PM

Thank you. There are over 500 deer in 3 herds roaming in the park, Red, Fallow and Sika deer. You can usually get a good pic or two with a bit of patience.

WordChazer wrote on January 14, 2015, 12:32 AM

Glad to be of service, ma'am. *grin*.

JohnRoberts wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:24 PM

Nice photos. Looks like a good place to visit.

NorthernLight wrote on January 19, 2015, 4:37 AM

It's an amazing place, a world heritage site next door to the ruins of the largest medieval monastery in the country. One of my favourite spot to visit.