Thursday, April 26, 2007

Meeting the wild

On Parnitha mountain, only 25km from downtown Athens, lives the largest Red Deer (Cervus Elaphus) population in Greece (about 400 deers).
I met a family of three during a walk this week and it was one really amazing and magic moment.

(The photo was taken just a few meters behind the ruined hotel of the previous photo)

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful photograph of a special animal. I like it.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

kangerlussuaq said...

Deer are amazing animals. Hard to believe that they can be found at such proximity to a city like Athens, but it's true!

Olive said...

Really great picture!
do they ever wonder into the city by accident?

Ovelikios said...

Thanks for your comments.

Olive, they never leave the forest. Although they do wander near the edge of the nearby villages.

RamblingRound said...

Very nice. Glad you got to get so close.

captain said...

lucky you my friend...

Anonymous said...

Πολύ φοβάμαι , ύστερα απ τη προβολή αυτής της φωτογραφίας, πολύ σύντομα τα ελαφάκια αυτά, θα βρεθούν στό... τσουκάλι κάποιου εξυπνάκια..

ASLI AKER said...

These photos..
Now, they're coming from past..
It's hard to believe..