The Buck Stops Here

During my recent trip to Loess Bluffs NWR in northwest Missouri, I came upon this nice White-tailed Deer buck. It was in the woodland area of the refuge and just watched as I photographed it for a couple of minutes, from my car: Coming up, an interesting behavioral reaction between 3 Bald Eagles, captured on […]

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Six Years Ago, Today

With the sound of gunfire seemingly all around my rural Missouri home (firearms deer season opened a few days ago), I’m re-posting a blog post from 6 years ago today … enjoy! This past weekend I drove to central Kansas in hopes of photographing some rare and endangered Whooping Cranes that are migrating to their […]

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A Welcomed Second Chance

If you recall a recent post featuring a very young white-tailed deer fawn, I had an enormous amount of difficulty trying to photograph it as the doe and fawn grazed about my front yard; the lighting was very low, and I had to shoot through a double window and screen. I have been waiting and […]

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Fresh From the Nursery

Saturday evening, just as the sun was falling below the hilly treeline to the west of my rural Missouri home, I was watching a movie on tv when my driveway monitor sounded off. I walked over to a window and looked to see who would be coming over at this time of evening. What I […]

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Fun Friday: Human Watching

Do you ever get that funny feeling you’re being watched? It’s not uncommon for me to be in my kayak and get that feeling. And it’s not that uncommon to find that the “watcher” is a deer, in this instance a White-tailed Deer doe that was intently watching me as I slowly kayaked past her […]

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My, What Big Ears You Have!

One of the traits of the Mule Deer … very large ears! While waiting for the evening sky to darken and the stars to become visible, a pair of Mule Deer approached my location in the Badlands. Here are a couple of images I captured of the grazing deer: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark […]

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Got My Eyes On You!

A few days off and I’m now back to bloggin’ :o) First, I want to welcome any new blog readers that I may have picked up over this past weekend’s “Art in the Park” art festival in Columbia, Missouri. I had a great show in Columbia, meeting many wonderful, nature-loving folks, and selling lots of […]

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Mule Deer Rut

Early in my recent Waterton Canyon hikes, it was evident that the Mule Deer were also in their rut. A few, single does were seen, but most of the deer were in groups of 2-8 does and a nearby buck. Here are a few images of the Mule Deer that I captured on my hikes […]

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Fun Friday: ‘You Up For a Swim?’

While photographing at Quivira NWR (Kansas), a rather odd behavior played out in front of me … a buck and doe white-tailed deer, wading and playing in the refuge waters at Big Salt Marsh. And not for a short time, but they were in the water for several hours! Most of the time they were […]

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Fun Friday: Playin’ in the Wildflowers

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, just outside Missoula, Montana. While attending some photography classes at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2007, I captured this deer fawn as it wandered about the meadow: A few moments later, Mom walked out of the shrubby area and met up with her […]

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