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Mule Deer at Great Sand Dunes National Park

A mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, casually watches as I take his picture at sunset. Both does and bucks are a common sight in the early morning and evening; this was one of three who were foraging together. Imaged in August 2006.

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hiltrud.liuIdyllic!

hiltrud.liu

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I like it!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Nov 29, 2007 3:43 pm

Mark DoironRe: Idyllic!

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Thank you, Hiltrud! Have a good day! --mark d.
Posted Nov 30, 2007 9:37 am

SteveOsvery nice!

SteveOs

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A great portrait. We have lots of these guys where I live too.
Posted Dec 21, 2007 12:46 am

Mark DoironRe: very nice!

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, SteveOs. They're always fun to see, but they are getting to be a nuisance in some places, aren't they? --mark .d
Posted Dec 21, 2007 8:32 am

lcarreauGotta love how

lcarreau

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the antlers grow on these guys! In some areas
where you have large concentrations of people,
they can indeed be a nuisance. But, what would
an outing to the woods be like without seeing
at least one muley???
Posted Jul 12, 2008 11:48 pm

Mark DoironRe: Gotta love how

Mark Doiron

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Thanks for visiting, Larry. Yeah, the mule deer do seem to be everywhere out west, don't' they? --mark d.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 6:36 am

lcarreauRe: Gotta love how

lcarreau

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Mule Deer occur over most of North
America WEST of the 100th meridian from 23
degrees - 60 degrees north. The eastern edge
of their usual range extends from southwestern Saskatchewan through central North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and west Texas. Isolated occurrences have been
reported from Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

I have yet to take a photo of one. -Larry
Posted Jul 13, 2008 10:40 am

BCJBeautiful!

BCJ

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Such fantastic lighting and detail.
Posted Oct 19, 2008 4:42 pm

Mark DoironRe: Beautiful!

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, BCJ, for the nice comment! --mark d.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 8:32 am

EricChuThat's a great shot!

EricChu

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What a beautiful deer!
Posted Feb 17, 2010 2:45 am

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Aug 15, 2006 1:08 pm

Image ID: 215879
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Lat/Lon: 37.70990°N / 105.50171°W
Object Title: Mule Deer at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Image Type(s): Wildlife