Non-avian Guest Post

My focus is birds, but I occasionally photograph non-feathered subjects. I was standing on a trail listening for birds when three White-tailed Deer appeared in the trees and scrub a little further along. They stopped when they realized I was only a short distance away and seemed to be deciding if I was dangerous or not. This is the leader.

We stared at each other for several minutes before the first deer decided to make a run for it across the trail. It bounded across the opening and into the woods on the opposite side.

The other two decided that they didn’t want to be photographed. They turned around and disappeared back into the undergrowth.

The 26 subspecies of White-tailed Deer are found in nearly the entire continental United States except Alaska. They range into Canada, down into Central America and even into the northern part South America. A very successful species indeed.

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