The diminutive Key Deer is found mainly on the islands surrounding Big Pine Key in Monroe County Florida USA. This mother and fawn appear only mildly interested in passerby stopping for a better look.
One of the world’s most endangered animals is the Key deer, nature’s smallest version of the white-tailed deer. These animals, which weigh no more than a large dog, have a population almost as tiny as their size.
An estimated 700 to 800 animals remain, surviving on a handful of landfalls in the lower Florida Keys. This is a huge population increase from several years ago when only 200-400 were thought to inhabit the Keys.
Nikon D2H 300mm lens 1/350sec F5.6 EI200
“Key Deer and Fawn” was featured in HOSTING TUTORIAL CLASS 4/13/10