Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Nikon F5, F/2.8, 200 mm, 1/250 sec, Fuji Velvia 50 slide film, Warming Filter
This fine fellow put on quite a show for me doing a thorough job at his territorial bit. It’s difficult to see but he’s standing in a ‘scrape’ where I got a nice shot of him kicking up dirt to bare the ground for urination. He’s pausing in this moment at rubbing his antlers in the branches directly overhead (in order to leave traces of an oily secretion exuded at the base of his horns).