“What’s going on back there?” A mule deer buck checks behind him to see what was going on (another car approaching). This guy was quite large had a very nice rack on him. He was safe from hunters though as this was inside wildlife refuge boundaries.
Taken at sunrise earlier this month, this whitetail doe was bathed in the morning’s golden light. She was a real beauty for sure.
I almost would have missed seeing this guy were it not for the sun which had just popped up over the horizon Friday morning. This mule deer buck was grazing on frost-covered foliage under a tree. Tough to tell where his antlers end and the tree branches begin. 😉
Frost does a doe’s body good. 😉 It was pretty chilly in the Denver area this morning with some foliage having a hoar frost. This deer doe seemed to be enjoying licking it off of the bushes though. Taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
More images of some deer from this morning photo tour are below.No photos
“Do you hear what I hear?” Remember that He is the reason for the season! I wish you all a very, Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. God Bless!
his handsome mule deer buck appears to be having a good laugh – perhaps at the expense of the photographer? 😉 Taken November 28, 2014 at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.
Beautiful early morning lighting and golden grasses made for a pleasing scene a couple weeks ago when I took this image of a young deer buck.
It might appear that this buck is talking back to me but he is actually doing what is called the ‘flehmen response.’ A lot of mammals actually do this when they smell something interesting – think of it as them taking a deep whiff of something. I guess perhaps I was particularly stinky that day? 😉
This deer buck appeared to be having a good laugh yesterday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. He was hanging out with three of his ladies and keeping close watch on them. The rut is in full swing and the bucks are ensuring no interlopers steal away the attention of the females.
Somehow I suspect the sign doesn’t apply to buck. 😉