Quite the handsome fellow on one morning this past weekend. The smoky skies gave everything a bit of an orange glow but it gives the image a warm feel. Very soon this guy and his buddies will start losing the velvet on those antlers and then the rut will begin as they compete for the love of the ladies.
Well, this little one sure knew how to ham it up for the camera!
Taken a couple of weeks ago, the deer fawns were out in force giving me a number of great photo ops. In particular, this white-tailed deer fawn seemed to enjoy the attention, smiling big for its chance. Okay, it could be I just caught a picture of it with its mouth open as it was eating but saying it was smiling is more fun. 😉
Have a great day, everyone!
It doesn’t get much cuter than this!
This white-tailed deer fawn and its mom were hanging out in a wooded area and pretty well concealed from view. As I struggled to get into a spot where I could get a shot of the little one, it decided to cooperate and step out into the open. The little turn of the head made it look like it was purposefully posing for me.
On this morning I saw quite a few fawns, both white-tailed and mulies. All are getting notably bigger and beginning to lose their spots.
Well, this was a bit of interesting action – scroll down to view the complete sequence.
I was photographing three moose bulls in a meadow beside a high country road early one morning. I turn to see this young bull walking down the road.
He would stop, watch me, then move ahead a little bit, watch me some more. As I kept an eye on him, two mule deer came down the side of the mountain and crossed in front of him.
Apparently he did not want to share the road as he started running after them. The deer of course took off, not wanting to get in the big boy’s way. Definitely something I have never witnessed before.
Taken from a good ways away and in poor light but a fun sequence worth sharing. It also served as a good reminder of just how fast these guys can move despite their size.
Taken in Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.
How about this little one? It was an absolute cutie and clearly it knew it too the way it was showing off. 😉
I haven’t done so well with getting pics of baby mammals this spring and summer as they have proven elusive to me. This past weekend though I finally had some luck getting this mule deer fawn so let’s call this #FawnFriday.
It and mom were grazing in a field and most of the time, it hid behind its mother as they seem to inherently know to do to protect themselves. Apparently its youthful curiosity got the best of it though and it walked out to check me out.
He looks a little off but has learned to cope with being lopsided, despite all the jokes from the other bucks.
Okay, not really. This mule deer buck was hanging out yesterday afternoon and had clearly just dropped on of his antlers. The other is soon to follow I am sure and he will almost immediately begin growing a fresh set.
My goodness! Look at this cutie!
The yearling was hanging out with mom and grazing when I drove by, getting its attention. That perfect coat coupled with those fuzzy ears and huge eyes just made it irresistible!
The background in the shot is kind of busy but I like the framing of the bigger trees at the corners helping to focus attention on the little one.
One from last month that I forgot to share previously.
This big boy was hanging out near the road and seemed quite curious about the photographer in the truck. That gave me a nice opportunity to get some full frame close-ups of him as he watched me from 20 feet away. Once I bored him, he turned sideways give me a nice profile look as well.
This buck was definitely one of the larger ones in the area and I am sure he had a fine time during the rut. 😉
This young white-tailed deer buck showed yesterday that Santa’s reindeer have nothing on it. 😉
A fun but very fast encounter yesterday morning. I saw this guy and a friend bolting across the Colorado plains on an intercept course to my path. By the time I stopped and got my camera up, the first guy had passed but I managed a few of the second as he flew by.
They were absolutely moving, probably 30mph or so, as they ran and bounded and I only had time to grab these three frames. Absolutely impressive athleticism.
Five full moons! Yeah, anyone can get pics of a full moon but how about five at once? 😉