By Jamie Smith
A photographer has captured the moment a group of deer were chased around a park by a dog – only to have them circle around him.
The unnamed snapper was wielding his camera in London’s Royal Parks at a distance from the bucks – but suddenly noticed them moving at speed.
He suddenly realised the animals were stampeding after fleeing from a dog off the lead, which was chasing them.
But after a while the dog’s luck was out as the deer came back across and grouped together, meaning the pet couldn’t run at individual animals any more.
The photographer said: “The dog chased the deer across the river, then it was chasing them in circles.
“Luckily, then the group came together so the dog couldn’t pick off a single one.
“I wasn’t expecting the deer to circle back and come back across the river.”