Shenandoah National Park provided me with many memorable moments this fall as well as images. I visited SNP a total of three mornings, arriving before dawn and leaving by noon after the morning whitetail activity subsided.
This buck treated me and others to a great photo-op in the meadow in front of the Byrd Visitor Center. At the moment I captured this image the buck was actively chasing after a doe. As he ran towards me across the meadow I was hoping he would make the turn pictured here and allow the sun to light him fully. As he ran up the grade, as if on cue, the buck made a 90 deg turn allowing the sun to shine fully upon him.
In an intense shooting situation such as this I try to do everything right behind the camera. It is only later when reviewing the images magnified on the computer monitor that I find just how successful the event was.
Regardless of the quality of any particular image, the display this magnificent animal treated me to was a Memorable SNP Moment.