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This guy was having breakfast on our land near a natural pond and in a wetlands. I had to take the photo through the aspen and cottonwoods. Here is is looking up just as the sun filtered through. What a cute little (actually big) guy. He has velvet on his antlers. If you look closely, you can see flies zooming around his antlers and face.
Photo taken in mid-July west of Victor, Montana, USA.
Canon EOS 7D, 1/320s, f/8.0, ISO: 3200, 500mm
Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens

Featured November 2012

Featured July 2011


  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beauty! A marvellous capture, indeed. Very nicely done.

  • Thank you. Bullwinkle in my back “ten” acres.

    – amontanaview

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thanks Larry!

    – amontanaview

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 3 years ago

    Bullwinkle never looked so good! Great capture! ~Sam

  • oh Sam, thank you very much!

    – amontanaview

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Merle !!

  • Thanks Gisela!

    – amontanaview

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    23 July 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanover 3 years ago

    Now Merle, cute as he is, I certainly hope mama wasn’t anywhere nearby. Great capture.

  • Nope, Mama has booted him out and she, I assume, is busy with her new calf.

    – amontanaview

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    You should put this in Even-toed Ungulates group
    What great eyes.

  • Thanks Kay, I wasn’t aware of that group. I will do it!

    – amontanaview

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    Great capture, Merle. Congrats. Cat:)

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Merle on your Montana group feature Aug. 2011

  • Thanks Gisela, just got out of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and South Fork of the Flathead trip. Nice to be surprised by this feature!

    – amontanaview

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