Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sometimes…..

One image does not tell the entire story


This image of one deer casually grazing while the other falls to its side was not as it appears!


The two young bucks pictured were engaged in late season sparring



During breaks in the sparring they would pause to groom each other


During one of the sparring engagements the buck to the left in the first image managed to hook his antler into his partner. What had been a relatively slow-motion exercise became one of quick maneuver as his opponent attempted to separate and regain his balance.

After a couple of minutes to regain their composure the two friends continued their light-hearted combat.





16 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Now that first photo is very unique. The photos that follow are equally nice.

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photowannabe said...

Whew...fascinating. What a capture Salty. Its a one of a kind.

Leedra said...

Good pictures and info. I didn't know they would be friendly like that during sparring.

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Kallen305 said...

Wonderful wildlife photos. The first one is awesome!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

So pictures DO lie!! :) A great capture of the moment Coy.

Bird Girl said...

I'm so glad you told 'the rest of the story'! When I see two bucks sparring - and then grooming - I just always think they must be brothers.
What a neat post! I miss seeing the deer lately - I'm gearing up for spring fawns...can't wait! Beautiful captures!

Bradley Myers said...

Neat shots Coy, that had to be fun to watch.

Meggie said...

Just like kooky adolescents! Nice shots, Salty!

juanKa said...

excellent photo!!

Suzanne said...

I live in the city and don't see lovely sights such as this. I love seeing the deer in action. Thank you!

Natural Moments said...

That first photo is really neat. It almost looks like one deer and a part of its essence fled.

Kekiinani said...

The first image is amazing. Great capture. Nice sequence of shots. Glad you explained since I could not figure out what had happened. :) :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They sure play rough, don't they?

Kerri said...

A wonderful post Salty! I LOVE it that they paused to groom each other...how sweet!

byrningbunny said...

What a fanatastic shot! Great capture! I loved reading this story. They remind me of my dogs. One takes great pleasure in bowling the other over, then she just moseys away to sniff good stuff while the other recuperates. It's so nice to watch them having fun.