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The magnificent Deer of Richmond Park, London

The magnificent Deer of Richmond Park, London - Deer Photography, nature photography

If you ever want to break free the hustle and bustle of the big city, then head down to the southwest suburb of Richmond. Here you’ll be able to escape and enter the wonderfully serene Richmond Park. Covering around 2,500 acres (making it the largest of the Royal Parks), Richmond Park has some incredible residents – hundreds of deer. As a national nature reserve and deer park, these deer have had a key part throughout the park’s history and have been roaming throughout the landscape since 1529.

As you walk around the different paths of the park, every-now and then you’ll come across these splendid animals. Whilst down in London, a visit to Richmond Park was a high priority on my list! Armed with my camera and zoom lens, I was ready and prepared for an encounter with the deer! After some walking, they were spotted, and off I went! It was like being on safari! (not quite the same obviously, but as I’ve never experienced it, this was a close as I am currently going to get!) There really is something very magical and tranquil about these deer, and although I approached them with caution, they didn’t seem too bothered by my close presence. Here are just a few of the photos I took whilst in the park – there were so many, that I feel like these are probably some of the best.

If you would like to check out more photos, head over to my Flickr here.

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

Deer of Richmond Park, London

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11 Comments

  1. These shots are beautiful! I’ve never seen wild deer in their natural habitat in person before, but I imagine it must be quite a soulful experience. They have this soft, yet alert look in their eyes and it makes me wonder what they’re thinking. I love the depth of field in your photos, it’s quite lovely! I don’t think I’ve ever really practiced having just the mid-ground sharp, but these photos are making me want to do just that!

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    • Awh thank you so much Kim for your lovely comment – it means a lot! They really are magical, and like you said, it is a soulful experience, especially when they look you in the eyes. If you ever get the chance to go to any deer park, definitely head off with your camera. I’ve been trying to experiment more with my different depths of focus, and the deer were the perfect models 🙂 x

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  2. EDWARD TERRY says

    Lovely pictures of the Fallow Deer.  We used to live across the River from Richmond, near Nazareth House in Isleworth.  Our mooring was at the up-river end of Isleworth Ait.  I worked at the Star and Garter Homes during the holidays, which is by the Gate into Richmond Park.  We often went to the Park with John, Pat and Mark when they were at Primary School in Richmond.  I was at St. Mary’s College in Strawberry Hill as a mature Student.  It was brilliant.  I used to go over the First Lock in the morning and cycle along the Riverbank and go up the garden of the S&G to my workshop, I was locum carpenter.  Best job I ever had! See you all soon, DV. Love Ted

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