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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A lone deer stands on the frozen ice at the Straits of Nemuro

This lone deer made his way across the frozen ice at the far northern region of Japan along the Straits of Nemuro. Many other female deer congregated in small herds on land nearby, but this buck chose to travel across the frozen ice, stopping when he noticed me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Nemuro, Japan
Camera: ILCE-9
Copyright: © Don Vilfer