19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A Fawn Exploring Her World

As I sipped coffee on my patio, a mule deer mama and her twin fawns wandered onto my land. They are a family of mule deer I refer to as my family, as they live on my property and have free run of it- it's all for them! As I sat and enjoyed watching them, I noticed this little one curiously poking at plants and scuffing the ground with her tiny hooves. She was exploring and loving it!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Deirdre Rosenberg