Friday, November 16, 2007

In the Rut


This magnificent Ten Point was the star of the show during our Shenandoah visit.

We found him guarding his doe near the Big Meadows Visitor Center. Another lesser buck was staying nearby but afraid to approach too near with this big guy keeping a constant vigil. As we photographed this buck the lesser buck dared to close the distance somewhat a few times and each time he was greeted by alert glances along with displays of dominance from this larger buck.

We stayed with this buck for well over an hour shooting whenever the opportunity presented.

8 comments:

DeeMom said...

He is one handsome buck

Salty we are south of you in Wild Wonderful WV

Kerri said...

What a beautiful beautiful creature. The dusting of snow on the ground really added to the shot, too.... did you plan that :)
GREAT Shot!

oldmanlincoln said...

Lovely pair. I like these kinds of shots a lot. You are lucky to have them near you or nearby.

smilnsigh said...

Dare I say, he's a typical male?
Quite proud of his size and magnificence. -ducking, running and hiding-

Nahhh, I'm just being *bad.* He's a typical Ten Point buck! Not a typical male of all species.

And he is magnificent! He's got a right to be proud!

Mari-Nanci

imac said...

Well Salty, what great shot you have there, wish I could be there too.
Also see you changed your photo that introduces your blog to, of which i love too, all ready for the winter eh?.

Where are all the swans going to?? see my blog to find out.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great shot here Salty.. love the Buck, and the snow.

photowannabe said...

Magnificent Buck. You captured his stance and the curving log draws the eye into the picture. That must have been a wonderful hour you spent photographing him.

lv2scpbk said...

Tomorrow I'll be posting a photo of some deer.