Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Fight!


Having just returned home from two days of intensive whitetail rut photography I have only had time to quickly review the images, deleting the worst misses, and beginning the back-ups.  However during the review this image jumped out at me, begging to be processed.

The baleful eye, the bulging muscles, and the narrow shaft of sunlight illuminating just the bucks as they surge together; to my eye it is possibly of the most powerful whitetail image I have ever had the pleasure of capturing.

Actually these bucks were not fighting but rather were engaged in a friendly sparring match.  However friendly sparring can become violent at times but the violent agression and the desire to do physical damage to the opponent is not present during a sparring match.  These bucks would tussle for a few minutes, take a break, and then resume their game.  

7 comments:

heyBJK said...

That's a fantastic shot, Coy! Even as a diehard whitetail hunter, I've never seen sparring in person. Your whitetail photos are amazing!

Passinthru Outdoors said...

what a great shot Coy. I've seen a few fights in my time but never one of those drag outs. Plenty of chasing though. Makes me want to leave work and hit the woods....but it's like 70 today.

Thanks for sharing.

imac said...

Great shot, you lucky man you,lol.
Thanks for your visit and kind comments too my friend.

missing moments said...

Awesome shot of them sparring. All about being in the right place at the right time ... or just waiting for upteen hours! LOL!

JimB said...

Love it! Looking forward to more from your trip

Jim

Wendy said...

Wow, amazing shot!

Hilary Schneider said...

What an incredible shot! Every time I look at it I see something different. Keep up the great work!