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White-tailed Deer fawn gets some quiet time with mom

What an absolute treat it was to spend time with these two this past Sunday! Deer are quite common so I don’t typically spend much time photographing them however, this time of year means babies – and lots of them. Now those will get my attention.

Indeed, on this morning I counted a half dozen white-tail fawns and at least that many mule deer fawns, all likely born in the previous 72 hours or so. This pair was in a meadow in the post-dawn light. Mom alternated between grazing and cleaning her newborn.

The fawn enjoyed the attention but also displayed periods of braveness for someone so new to the world, occasionally wandering away to explore. I spent more than a half hour watching and photographing them, truly a special time.

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

A White-tailed Deer fawn and its mother enjoy some quiet time. (© Tony’s Takes)

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