Photographer's Note

This stag was standing in the rain at Chatsworth, the home of the Duke of Devonshire in Derbyshire. Deer are free to roam the estate. He looks very proud and powerful. I have to admit to feeling a little nervous, as there was nothing between us but a mutual awareness.

P.S. If you’re wondering why the Duke of Devonshire lives in Derbyshire, it’s due to a historical (hysterical?) mistake. When making the first Duke a duke, the King forgot what he was to be duke of, and mistakenly said “Devonshire”. The King, of course, is never wrong, and the Duke of Devonshire he was…

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