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.