Winter is long and can be hard on the mule deer in the valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Fortunately some of the valley uplands are off limits to skiing and winter hiking to give the deer a place to winter without being disturbed. As the winter winds down, and some grasses start to show through on south facing slopes, the deer come to that exposed forage. This doe was watching the rest of her small herd closely, and looked as if she was debating on the grass she had found versus keeping up with them. Canon 40D, handheld, f 13, 1/500, focal length 400mm, southern Gros Ventre West butte. Views 1113 as of 12 January 2012, thank you all for dropping by!
- America the Beautiful, December 2013 – thank you so much!
- Americas ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free group, August 2009 – thanks so much!
- Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals group, June 2010 – thanks so much!