While I have a considerable collection of whitetail images, very few include water in the composition. Attempting to remedy the deficit I have spent some time recently watching a stream crossing. The images posted here were captured on a recent steamy morning while our area was in the grip of the continuing heat wave.
The fawns were obviously enjoying splashing about in the shallow water
And seemed unaware of the young wood ducks seen here in the foreground
The lead fawn appears to have nursing in mind
Wading in knee deep water slowed the fawns momentarily as placed their feet more carefully
The calm water above the rapids reflected the deer nicely
And a moment of shared affection capped off the morning perfectly
Photographing wildlife in deep woods is difficult at best and virtually impossible at worst. For most wildlife photography an opening in the vegetation is necessary. Streams provide a natural opening and wildlife attraction while also making an ideal background for wildlife photographs.