Early rutting in the mist
I found this pair of White-tailed deer on a misty morning a couple of weeks ago. The stag on the right jabbed the other a couple of times. It took a bit of prodding, but they eventually jousted for a few short skirmishes before going back to grazing in the dew-soaked field. The rut will come in a few weeks, it seemed these two were getting in a little practice.
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This entry was posted on August 20, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Deer, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, animals, bragg creek, Canada, rut, rutting, stags, white-tailed deer, wildlife.
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They posed for the last picture. You just know it.
January 1, 2017 at 5:18 am
The Reindeer Twins – GREAT
August 22, 2016 at 8:38 am
nice sequence of pictures; especially the last one. after a rut they wonder who has been taking pictures of them
August 21, 2016 at 8:54 pm
That second-last one with their heads together is almost symetrical-and a real winner. They all are something special and as a series really tell a story.
August 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm
Beautiful creatures, nicely captured!
August 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm
The picture is very beautiful! Love that
August 21, 2016 at 9:08 am
The last picture is my favourite!!! So adorable!!!
August 21, 2016 at 8:43 am
August 21, 2016 at 8:31 am
Excellent shots!!!! The photos really looks like paintings. Great capture!!!!
August 21, 2016 at 7:07 am
August 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm
Amazing that you found the pair together and were able to get these great shots!!
August 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm
What a beautiful sequence. The photos seem almost like paintings in which the artist has framed the animals in a veiled landscape.
August 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm
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Lovely shots. The shot of them looking toward you looks as if they were posing just for you. Brightens my day. Thanks. Frosty
August 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm
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