Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting Ready to Rumble

Highlighted in the early morning sun a magnificent whitetail buck pauses to survey his surroundings

And moments later wages a mock battle with a bush

As the days become cooler and the hours of daylight shorten the bucks feel the irresistible urges of the coming rut

Appearing satisfied in winning the battle with the bush he poses before continuing on his way in search of more herbaceous foes to conquer; preparing for the real battles to yet to come.

I'm certain that this is the same buck posted by my friend and fellow wildlife photographer Brad Myers nearly a month ago.  To see the difference the month made in the buck's appearance click HERE to pop over and take a look.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my lord, he's a handsome fella...

PaWingers said...

We always enjoy your photo's Coy. On our way home from the Smoky Mts we had the SNP to our east and we promised ourselves we would get there someday soon. Keep up the excellent work.

Arija said...

Great captures of these proud beasts. Wonderful in the slanting light.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He is a magnificent animal.

Montanagirl said...

So beautiful! That lost shot is stunning.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful deer and images!

Country Mouse Studio said...

what a stunning fellow so pretty in the morning light

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Coy! Good looking buck. I love whitetail photos. Our rut will hit mid to late November. Until then, it'll be trees and bushes.

John S. Mead said...

As always your blog is a real treat! It looks like that handsome fella will be in for a busy rut! Thanks for sharing your great skill with all of us.

Kekiinani said...

Looks like he is made of velvet. WOW... how beautiful.