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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A Deer Treasure

My two dogs woke me up barking early in the morning. They were looking out the glass sliding door in the back of the house. I had to see what the were peeking at. I looked out the window, but I was not sure what I was looking at. The animal was white and had tan spots on it. It looked like a cross between a deer and a dog. There were two normal looking deer roaming with it. I grabbed by camera and through the zoom lens, I could make out its beautiful and unusual features. I did some research, and determined I was looking at a Piebald deer. I read they are very rare, and hunters spend their whole life trying to find one of these creatures. I found a "Deer Treasure" in my own back yard!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Copyright: © Donna Greenwald