Posts tagged: wildlie photography
WILDLIFE WATCHING — A rare dark-colored mule deer was documented recently in photo on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area as the doe fed with three normal-colored deer, including a buck in the rut.
Wildlife biologists say the deer appears to have an unusually high occurrence of melanin, a black pigmentation of the skin and hair.
The photo was made by Justin Haug, the assistant wildlife area manager who has a gift for capturing great photos from the state-managed land in Okanogan County near Loomis.
WILDLIFE WATCHING — Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson caught this image of a whitetail fawn over the weekend. Check out the eyelashes…. and the whiskers! They grow up fast.
When a fawn is born it is odorless so that predators are not attracted to its location. Oftent, the mother doe will stay away from the fawn for a few days so that her scent does not rub off on the fawn or attract predators to the area where the fawn is hiding while gaining strength. When a fawn detects danger it will remain perfectly still.
Fawns that live past the first week have a good chance of surviving to adulthood.
WIlDLIFE WATCHING — Rich and Faye Krenkel don't have to tell you why they live off the beaten path in the foothills of Mount Spokane.
This photo gives you a hint. Here's Rich's observation from inside his house:
Mom was real nervous out in the field; I couldn’t figure out why. She walked towards us and was just about to the fence under our (living room) window when the fawn stood up and we saw it.
It was one happy, hungry fawn. It’s tail was going a mile a minute.