Saturday, September 18, 2010

Country Captures visits SNP



During my recent visit to Shenandoah National Park I was treated to this scene of two bucks playing in the meadow.  After watching and photographing these bucks for a time it was plain to see that they were the best of friends.


With the exception of the rut adult bucks form bachelor groups numbering from as few as two to a half dozen or even more.  The group will spend their time together and will only be seen with does when they incidentally happen upon the same area.

Pausing to rest a moment the bucks struck a beautiful pose in the dry grass of the meadow.

The sighting of a black bear, although not a good photo op added immensely to the day's outing

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12 comments:

Robin said...

Wonderful captures.

Francisca said...

What a gorgeous series on the deer, Coy. That must be late afternoon lighting to give the photos such a warm glow. So very different from the white deer I posted yesterday.

Francisca said...

Hi again, Coy. Thanks for the tip on the fallow deer. After reading a little more, I think you're right. Have added a note to the post. Stay well.

eileeninmd said...

Very cool shots of the bucks playing. Love the bear too!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice series of the two little bucks. It's fun to catch the action like that! The Bear sighting was a real bonus.

Georgia said...

that is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gretchen said...

More gorgeous shots!

Are you going to the Elk Visitor's Center grand opening on the 6th?

Dominic Gendron said...

At first look, i thought they where figthing! Great serie and great encouter ;)

Joe said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Meggie said...

Always enjoy checking in, Coy! Beautiful young bucks!

Brad Myers said...

Coy great captures, I have been looking forward to them since you mentioned the encounter. It won't be long now and we will be capturing some big game.

HANNIBAL said...

You got to see see great action I can only dream of around here, and well we don't have black bears here so add that to the equation and what a day! Congrats!