While my photographic success during this years rut didn't measure up to some ruts of the past it was more the fault of other obligations on my part rather than the lack of whitetails.
Other bucks were more accommodating
Some posed nicely
While others intent upon pursuing does seemed oblivious to the clicking of the shutter
And some were at a distance where my presence was not as noticeable
Lip-Curl's are one of my favorite poses with this rut providing me a number of opportunities.
I am most thankful to have once again had the opportunity to photograph another whitetail rut. Whitetails have always held a special place in my heart. Whether it is a tiny spotted fawn, a soft coated brown doe, or a heavy antlered buck, they all are incredibly beautiful and graceful, deserving of out attention and support more so as other living beings who's presence enriches our lives rather than as mere targets to shoot at and antlers on the wall.