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White-tailed Deer buck running in winter snow Odocoileus virginianus; White-tailed Deer buck running in winter snow Odocoileus virginianus,White-tailed Deer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

White-tailed Deer buck running in winter snow

Odocoileus virginianus; White-tailed Deer buck running in winter snow

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  1. Wow, Tom, where did you take this shot? Posted 9 years ago
    1. Montana. There was an early snowfall in mid November, which coincides with the Whitetail rut.

      Notice the white chest patch underneath the white throat patch. This is a rather rare, unusual feature on Whitetail Deer.
      Posted 9 years ago
      1. I didn't know about the chest patch, I live I learn:) Wonderful shot.
        I am hoping on snowfall here as well, always an inspiring seasonal aspect.
        Btw. did you see the geotag thing on the right? You can assign a location to your photo's so other people can see where you shot it. Not everybody tags their images, but it's fun and informative.
        Posted 9 years ago
        1. For some species, I would rather not geotag. Whitetail Deer photography is extremely competitive here in the US, and it is best to keep certain locations "undisclosed".
          The deer are sensitive and shy, and will not withstand any more than a few photographers in the area; any more than that, and they stay hidden in the brush all day, and only come out at night.
          Posted 9 years ago
          1. Thank you for explaining why you do not want to share their specific location.
            Tom, you are right. If they are that shy it is very good of you to think about the animals as only you can estimate the effects on the poluation you know. Keep it hidden and please share them with me on JungleDragon. These deer have a bit of the stuff of legends rubbed on them. Mythical.
            Posted 9 years ago
  2. ludosak said,
    "These deer have a bit of the stuff of legends rubbed on them. Mythical. "

    Wow, Ludo . . . it sounds like you appreciate Whitetail Deer as much as I do!

    They are splendid creatures, and I wait all year for the November rut (breeding season), when they forget their usual caution for a couple weeks, and allow themselves to be effectively photographed!
    Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
  3. Very nice combination of winter & a beautiful buck! Posted 9 years ago

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The white-tailed deer, also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to North America, Central America, Ecuador, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Tom Reichner
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Uploaded Oct 5, 2012. Captured Nov 19, 2011 12:08.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/5.7
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm