Blacktail Fawn in Retreat

Blacktail fawn walks to its hiding place.

Blacktail Fawn, Point Reyes National Seashore

This little fawn and its sibling were taking their time playing as they made their way to a bush to hide behind until their mother came back to get them.  It may have sensed me after a bit because it went from care-free to stealth-mode very quickly.  Once they got behind a single yellow bush lupine I could not see either fawn.  The mother didn’t seem concerned.  She knew I was about 40 yards past the fawns from her perspective.  Her grazing carried her about 100 yards from the fawns, but all she did was occasionally look back at us.   Very trusting.  Maybe too trusting.

The foreground and lighting would not be my first choice here, but with wildlife photography you have to make do with what you’re given.


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 Fawn in Retreat

  1. Steve Creek says:

    Great capture Jim! The flowers really add to the scene. We do have a heard of Elk here in Arkansas and I need to go and try and get some photos of the calves.

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