Mule Deer buck – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light
Two days ago while looking for birds to photograph on Antelope Island State Park this Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) came into view. Their velvet is gone from their antlers and rut will soon be in full swing. Last year every time I saw two bucks fighting they were too far away to get presentable images, maybe this year the action will happen a little closer.
There are many older bucks on the island with larger racks but I think this Muley is quite regal looking and this buck won’t stop here.