I’ve been spending the last few days photographing Mule Deer. Beautiful animals and they are in breeding season this time of year. The Bucks are active, gathering their harems of does together and trying to keep younger bucks away.

While early/late frontal lighting is my favorite light, large Mammals are often best photographed on cloudy days. The clouds filter the harsh sunlight, minimizing shadows and the direction of light is not as important. This can mean lower lighting which means increasing the ISO to keep shutter speeds up. With a cloudy day you also have more time to photograph since you don’t have to worry about the harsh mid day sun.

Below is a portrait of one of the bucks I’ve been spending time with. Please visit the following phlogs for more photos of him and other bucks.


Mule Deer

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