A Mule Deer yearling on the foothills of the Stansbury Mountains

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Mule Deer yearlingMule Deer yearling – Nikon D810, f9, 1/800, ISO 320, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Two days ago when I photographed the Western Bluebirds that I found I also photographed a few of the 100 or more Mule Deer that were feeding close to the edge of the road just below where the bluebirds were. I was surprised to see so many deer there so I couldn’t resist taking a few images. There were a number of yearlings in the herd including this Mule Deer yearling that was on a slight ridge who appeared to be looking right at me.

I didn’t notice until I started to process this image that the sagebrush have begun to grow new leaves. Spring isn’t too far away now.

Life is good.

Mia

5 Comments

  1. Molly Iris February 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Look at those furry ears and little face!

  2. Utahbooklover February 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the nice image and the info too. I have noticed more dead deer roadside.

  3. Elephant's Child February 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    How lovely.
    As springs sneaks into your world I am longing for autumn.

  4. Patty Chadwick February 26, 2016 at 8:41 am

    That is a very healthy-looking muley yearling, especially at Winter’s closing…nice to see….

  5. Bob mcpherson February 26, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Beautiful image mia

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