Friday, August 28, 2015

SNP Whitetails Revisited

 On a recent morning my brother, Willard, and I ventured down to Shenandoah National Park to check on the whitetail situation.  SNP once was our go-to place to photograph mature whitetail bucks however two years ago an intensive collaring/tagging and CWD testing program brought our buck photography there to a screeching halt.  Practically overnight all of commonly seen the large bucks were sporting large collars with even larger number placards and transmitters or large white ear tags while others had strangely disappeared.

Fortunately this day was to be different.   Well before sunrise we encountered a large buck that allowed us to trail along photographing him for over an hour before finally retiring to the woodland to bed up for the day.  What began as a day with low expectation turned out to be a exceptionally memorable morning with a beautiful animal!






5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the deer! The lighting is gorgeous too. Happy weekend!

Elaine said...

Wonderful shots! I really like that sunrise shot--exceptional! After taking a couple of months off from blogging for the summer, I went back and caught up on your posts. Glad to see you're still putting your camera to good use. I enjoyed seeing the update on the barn and your garden produce too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

He is an exceptionally beautiful creature.

Jessica said...

These photographs are breathtaking - the sunrise shot is especially lovely.

Montanagirl said...

Stunning - I'm jealous. lol