This is an absolutely beautiful image of a majestic stag surveying his kingdom. The animal appears quite comfortable despite the presence of photographer Andy Gallacher some distance behind. The detail in its fur is quite amazing, you could almost reach out and feel it.
I love the colours of this image, despite the landscape being covered in snow and it having been taken at dawn, it has a warm feel to it thanks to the colours of the rising sun and the golden brown fur of the stag. You really get a sense of peace and calm looking at this photograph, of being at one with nature and the environment.
Andy is a British landscape photographer who produces some very suggestive images. There are a number of other photos with the stag in Andy's collection, which makes me think that either it is really used to having people near it, or it is Andy's pet! Please use the link above to see this image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, you'll enjoy it.