Horns protect us

Sri Lankan Sambar deer looking through the misty fog at Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka. 

Male samber is giving the guard to the female samber by giving the eye to eye focus with me saying he is aware of my presence. Its always great sight to see a well build male samber deer with well built Antlers

The Sri Lankan sambar deer is a subspecies of sambar deer that lives in India and Sri Lanka. This subspecies is one of the largest sambar deer species with the largest antlers both in size and in body proportions. Large males weight up to 270–280 kg. Sambar live in both lowland dry forests and mountain forests. Large herds of sambar deer roam the Horton Plains National Park, where it is the most common large mammal.

Location: Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka
Name: Sri Lankan Sambar deer 
Scientific name: Rusa unicolor unicolor

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