A yearling deer lies in a grassy meadow. The deer's coat, now faded to a light tan, blends in perfectly with the faded browns of last year's grasses and fallen leaves.
A look back at early November reminds one of how bright and vibrant the deer's winter coats were when they were first growing in. A glance at the deer's surroundings also reminds one of the vibrant colors of the vegetation at that time of year.
I find it remarkable at how well wildlife is adapted to survive in their natural environment. These two photos illustrate one example of how the whitetail deer changes with the season to be able to blend into the background and pass unnoticed.