My, What Big Ears You Have!

On my last day in Waterton Canyon, I was able to photograph some Mule Deer (Odocoileus bemionus), appropriately named due to their large ears. They sometimes are also known as Black-tailed Deer. These deer were likely around me on my earlier hike into the canyon, but the snow that was present on my last day probably caused them to come down to lower altitudes, as well as helped make them stand out as they slowly foraged and moved about the canyon walls. This group of deer consisted of a doe and her 2 young. Here are my favorite images:

Mule Deer doe with young

Mule Deer

Mule Deer

I was glad to get the opportunity to photograph these Mule Deer. In Missouri, we only have the White-tailed Deer.

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter Speed 1/160 sec. to 1/200 sec.



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