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.liu

hiltrud.liu - Nov 29, 2007 3:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Idyllic!

I like it!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Nov 30, 2007 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Idyllic!

Thank you, Hiltrud! Have a good day! --mark d.

SteveOs

SteveOs - Dec 21, 2007 12:46 am - Voted 10/10

very nice!

A great portrait. We have lots of these guys where I live too.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 21, 2007 8:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: very nice!

Thanks, SteveOs. They're always fun to see, but they are getting to be a nuisance in some places, aren't they? --mark .d

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 12, 2008 11:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Gotta love how

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???

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jul 13, 2008 6:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Gotta love how

Thanks for visiting, Larry. Yeah, the mule deer do seem to be everywhere out west, don't' they? --mark d.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 13, 2008 10:40 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Gotta love how

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

BCJ

BCJ - Oct 19, 2008 4:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!

Such fantastic lighting and detail.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 20, 2008 8:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Thanks, BCJ, for the nice comment! --mark d.

EricChu

EricChu - Feb 17, 2010 2:45 am - Voted 10/10

That's a great shot!

What a beautiful deer!

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