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Winners of Veolia Environment photography competition

Among the winning entries of the Veolia Environment wildlife photography competition is this image of a rutting stag in London’s Richmond Park.  The stag was rubbing his antlers free of velvet and had picked up a crown of bracken, silhouetted here against the dawn sky. Photographer Sam Rowley was able to approach quite close to his subject since the deer in Richmond Park are quite tolerant of people.  Visit the Guardian to see more photographs and BBC article