The Whitetail buck knows something is amiss. He isn’t sure what is wrong, just that something is and his senses immediately go on high alert; ears cupped, eyes searching and nose testing the breeze. With muscles tensed he is ready to flee with the slightest confirmation of danger.
I never tire of photographing these beautiful animals and enjoy the challenges that totally wild ones such as this buck present to the photographer. Now as I sit here posting his image I wonder if he has managed to survive over a week of Pennsylvania’s rifle deer season.