The Chital or more commonly known as Spotted Deerare the most widespread of all Deer species found in the Indian Wilderness. The onset of the rutting season is an invitation to wildlife lovers to indulge in the sparring matches of the Chital stags.

Sparring matches between well matched stags at times develop into lethal bouts that are known to occasionally result in injuries or even death to one or both sparring partners.

The matches are occasions to observe spectacular nature brawls and they also present some amazing wildlife photography opportunities. Here are some images of these sparring partners and their matches.