Sharing moments in time…

Oh, Deer!

Mom! Look!

This last week while we were out in Palm Desert, we decided to take an afternoon trip up the tram to the San Jacinto Mtns and do a little hiking.  After a nice ride up the tram (which has rotating cars to give everyone a 360 degree view), we decided on about a four mile hike from the tram station.  After we got out about half way, we decided to sit and take a rest and enjoy a nice little brook burbling past.  As we were preparing to leave, Dee pointed at a nearby meadow and said “doesn’t that look like there should be some deer in there?”   I had heard what sounded like twigs snapping over there and the light was very nice so I took a short walk over there.  As I got there, I saw some big ears sticking up from a small valley – and as I got closer I realized it was a young male deer.  It was actually with its mom, but the youngster was in the middle of the sunlit field and was a better photograph.  I spent about 15 minutes with the pair of them but this is photo that I liked best.

4 responses

  1. I love the ears and the way the sun lights up half his face. great shot.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

    • Thanks Maggie, You can’t see in this picture but he just had little “nubs” where his horns were starting to come in.

      October 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

  2. How wonderful a moment in time that must have been ~
    the photo is elegant to say the least.
    ☮ Siggi in Downeast Maine

    October 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    • Thank you – I would think you would have many of this kind of encounter in Maine?

      October 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm

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