20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Young Buck with a New Set of Antlers

I normally have several deer - bucks and does - passing through the field behind my backyard. As luck would have, I had my camera in hand. I captured this image as the herd stopped for a rest on a hot summer day. It was magical. If you look close, you'll he is smiling for me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Ron Graham-Becker