Deer are peaceful, gentle animals. They are widely distributed; these browsers feed primarily on easily digestible shoots, young leaves and fresh grasses. But they have high nutrition requirements to support antler growth. It is said almost all male deer grow and shed new antlers each year.
The deer have close relationships with humans; they have a central role in the ancient art, culture and mythology. In China deer are believed to accompany the god of longevity. In medieval Europe, deer appeared in hunting scenes and coats-of-arms. They have been an integral part of literary works as well; stags were used as symbols in the latter Sumerian writings.
We selected 15 pictures of deer and hope you will like them. Further information about deer species will be introduced later.