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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Fun Friday: Practice Time




In a small meadow near Moraine Park, a group of 5 Mule Deer bucks were busy grazing. Every now and again, a couple of the bucks would face off, lock antlers and “playfight” as they get ready for their upcoming rut. After jousting for a few minutes, they would return to grazing. Here are a […]

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A Velvet Morning




Yesterday morning, while traveling the Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier NP, a pair of White-tailed Deer bucks, both in velvet, were casually walking down the side of the road. Fortunately, I had some room to pull over and the traffic was light, allowing me to grab a few images as they passed me: While an antler […]

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Curious Doe




Yesterday morning, I kayaked for only the second time in the last 12 months. The reason … our drought of 2012 left some of the area waterways bone-dry and we’re just now getting some reasonable amount of water back in them. Actually, we’re about 4″+ behind where we should be right now, but we have […]

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Badland’s Mule Deer




Besides the bighorn sheep, the bison, and the prairie dogs, the Badland’s prairies also have a large concentration of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), which also happened to be in rut during my visit. Here are a few images I collected in the early morning drives through the Badland. A rather large buck, with a small […]

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