Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Whitetails Abound...

Another fulfilled afternoon and evening watching and photographing the Whitetail Deer. It started with the unfortunate demise of a deer and a fortunate meal for a Turkey Vulture. Then... Waaaay off in the distance I saw a piebald deer, a rare and exciting moment for me. I am hopeful to get more opportunities to photograph this animal. Another location near by I saw and photographed several doe skirting through a gully bottom. They seemed to be in a hurry, a couple did stop momentarily to check the surroundings. Late afternoon into early evening provided some exciting Whitetail events.

A Turkey Vulture doing what vultures do...

No... It's not a goat, it's a Piebald Deer...

Piebald Deer with two companions...
Two Whitetail Doe passing through...

Whitetail Doe, stopping, checking...
Young Whitetail Doe...
Nice Whitetail Buck with two doe...
Smelling scent on a hanging branch...
Must smell good...

Off to find himself a receptive doe...

Still needing to rub those antlers...
Signs of battle... This buck has lost his left antler in a fight for the ladies...
This young buck is giving me his best side...

You have to give this youngster an "A" for effort and an "O" for picking on someone a lot bigger than him...
Nice Buck looking for a mate...
Two large Whitetail Bucks refueling for more fighting and mating...

   

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you got some great shots! the piebald is cool too!

It's Time to Live said...

Looks to have been a great day!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Larry!! Great shots, especially of the piebald deer! I've never heard of them and read more about them in Maryland. How cool are they and what a treat for you to see and photograph!!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Wonderful pics! I love deer. Had three in the front yard one night until my dog saw them and scared them away. I can sometimes here them in my woods doing the 'whooosh' sound...blowing to let you know they know you're there.