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.



  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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