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JOINT WINNER of the Winter Wonderland in British Columbia challenge in the Beautiful BC Group

2nd Place in the Birthday 2012 Surprise Challenge – Buck/Deer in the Featured For A Challenge Group

2nd Place in the Male & Female – Land Mammals Category Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

Featured in “Deer Me!!!” January 2011
Featured in “Sets of two” January 2011
Featured in “Canadiana” February 2011
Featured in “Beautiful BC” December 2011
Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” April 2012
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” May 2012
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” May 2012

A buck Black-tailed Deer reaches up to feed on Arbutus leaves whilst a young doe looks up towards him longingly in anticipation.

Photographed in north Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Canon 40D
1/125 sec f8 ISO 400
70-200mm zoom lens @ 100mm

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  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Please enter the big animal challenge in Americas. this is a fantastic capture, how can she reach up there?? Feel sorry for her!

  • I was wondering which one to enter Ciana, so you’ve helped me make up my mind!! Thanks very much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot, nature at it’s best, congrats Martin.

  • Thanks very much Macky, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture Martin, love the snowy foreground and reflected lighting. Superb timing and exposure.

  • Many thanks for your great comments David, very much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, great shot Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Marvin, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture.

  • Thank you so much Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Martin! Such a special image.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments Joycee, really appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainalmost 4 years ago

    So nicely captured.

    • Coy
  • Thank you very much Coy!

    – Martin Smart

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!
    Hope he pulled some down for her!

  • Thanks very much Trish!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful story telling shot and love the way they are framed by the snow covered bushes in the foreground! : )

  • Many thanks for your kind comments Sandy!

    – Martin Smart

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 4 years ago

    Great photo. Love it.

  • Thank you very much Eeva, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

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