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Captured at FortWhyte Alive our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 5.0 Shutter Speed 1/200 IS0 400

I found this baby White Tail this morning, probably just shortly after he/she was born, as I was strolling in the bush off one of our many trails*

When a fawn is born it is odorless so that predators are not attracted to its location. In fact the mother doe will stay away from the fawn for a few days so that her scent does not rub off on the fawn or attract predators to the area where the fawn is hiding while gaining strength. When a fawn detects danger it will remain perfectly still. Fawns that live past the first week have a good chance of surviving to adulthood

At birth, white tail fawns have a spotted reddish coat that is fairly silky. There may be several hundred spots on the coat. The spots enable the fawn to camouflage itself, with the colors blending well with the surrounding natural environment. They usually weigh between 4 to 8 pounds at birth. The whitetail fawn loses its spots by the end of October of the same year it was born, or within 3 to 4 months after birth.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Larry, superb light too.

  • Hi Gary
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for acceptance Ray

    – Larry Trupp

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 3 years ago

    Great image, Larry! Plus a very interesting reading you provide. I hope Mama comes back soon to take care of her baby. Lucky you to come upon the litllte one!

  • Hi Mary
    I spotted the mother later, so he/she should be OK
    I appreciate your kind comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • EvaMarie Cannon
    EvaMarie Cannonover 3 years ago

    Great capture!
    What a delightful read also…

  • Hi EvaMarie
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a marvellous capture of this little one, Larry. Such a joy to see! Very interesting write up and a great series of accompanying images. I particularly like “Waddling toward me”!

  • Hi Mike
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Cath Ollenberg
    Cath Ollenbergover 3 years ago

    Lovely captures of this fawn Larry. Thanks also for the info, very informative :)

  • Hi Cath
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Ahhhh Such a cutie capture Larry. Fantastic! A FAV for me. Don.

  • Hi Don
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Steve
    Steveover 3 years ago

    skillful capture, love the shot

  • Hi Steve
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Larry.

  • Hi Warren
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! I love all the pictures you posted down the side too. Beautiful work!

  • Hi Flossy
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

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