Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Sambar Deer (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Sambar Deer is a large deer native to Southeast Asia, South China, Indian Subcontinent has been listed as Vulnerable due to wars and conflicts, industrialisation, habitat loss, and severe hunting; so finding them at Khao Yai National Park has been a joy.

It was difficult to find at Kui Buri National Park though it is common there, it is because the park rangers Strickland forbid guests to come closer and take photographs, because of some accident in the past that some guests were attacked by an animal, plus Tigers roam the area. The predators at that park are lurking so for Deer to come out it is risky and takes careful timing.

When I found this deer at Khao Yai National Park,  it was like ten meters away, it was drizzling a bit, I parked where it was and walked towards it and started taking photographs. Then everybody passing by did the same thing, it is reather easy to find it at Khao Yai National Park than any other place in Thailand.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
September 23, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Nitecore UNK1

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