Blacktail Buck in Velvet, Point Reyes National Seashore

Photo of blacktail buck in tall grass.

Blacktail Buck in Tall Grass

This is one of two Columbia blacktail bucks I saw at Point Reyes yesterday. They were feeding in this tall grass.  It’s just a matter of time until this lush grass dies and turns brown.  I’m not sure how his ear got split, but I’m assuming it got caught between his horn and that of another while fighting.  Ouch.  His coat has changed, or is changing, into the darker summer color.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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2 Responses to Blacktail Buck in Velvet, Point Reyes National Seashore

  1. Pat Ulrich says:

    This is awesome, Jim! I love to see these guys in the tall vegetation with just their head above it. The velvet antlers are a nice touch too!

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