18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young doe in a summer pasture

I was out walking on a lovely July day when I saw three deer grazing in a country pasture. My eyes were drawn to the young doe in this photograph, with soulful brown eyes and fur that looked so soft I felt like touching her. It seemed only appropriate that this beautiful creature would be surrounded by lovely summer grasses and pretty wildflowers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Camera: COOLPIX B700
Copyright: © Nancy Hamilton