Thats kind of what I envision this mule deer’s thought must have been when he saw me watching. I drove past a rocky streamed and just caught a quick sight of the white spot on the backside of this deer. I went down the road a bit, pulled a “u ” turn and came back to get a couple of shots. While deer are pretty common sights throughout much of the US and are very numerous within Yellowstone, I am always drawn to them and never pass up a chance to get a few pics.
As I watched, I guess I spooked them a little so they crossed the creek bed and went back into the woods. I like this second shot as I think it shows the incredible balance and dexterity these animals have when crossing difficult terrain. It doesn’t seem compatible with their hooves and the seemingly delicate build of their legs but they are certainly sure-footed!