Pronghorn doe in a field of Moth Mullein

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I haven’t posted a Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) for a while and thought I would share this one taken earlier this week on Antelope Island State Park in northern Utah today.

Pronghorn doe in a field of Moth MulleinPronghorn doe in a field of Moth Mullein – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 500, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 328mm, natural light

Last year at this time the island seemed to be covered with wild Sunflowers, this year it seems that the Moth Mulleins are the biggest bloomers for this time of the year. I thought this doe looked beautiful in a field of small yellow flowers.



  1. Hilke Breder August 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Such an enchanting face! Makes me think of an extra-terrestial.

    • Hilke Breder August 5, 2012 at 3:41 am

      I should have added “from a Hollywood fantasy movie”

    • Mia McPherson August 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Thank you Hilke, they do look a little “out of this world”!

  2. Merrill Ann Gonzales August 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    She’s simply stunning… What a beautiful face! I also notice that each year the wildflowers change … I never know what to expect. This year I was surprised to find a jack-in-the-pulpit in the most unusual space near my foundation.

    • Mia McPherson August 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you very much Merrill, I wonder what is going to be the best bloomer next year on the island! Jack-in-the-pulpits are gorgeous flowers!

  3. Dan Huber August 3, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Wonderful shot Mia, really neat looking animal.

    • Mia McPherson August 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Dan, pronghorns are neat animals.

  4. Julie Brown August 3, 2012 at 4:15 am

    A very nicely composed scene, Mia. A field of moth mullein is not something I think I would see here in Indiana. They tend to be individual plants that grow very tall-although not this summer!

    • Mia McPherson August 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Julie, thanks for your comment. We have the larger Common Mullein here too that grows very tall, the Moth Mullein isn’t nearly as tall.

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