19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Deer During Dramatic Dawn

A truly blessed morning where the game of Previsualisation, Perseverance, Perspective & Patience are tested & experienced. The moment we reached this location, it was totally unexpected so to see such amazing morning sun rays coming through trees at foothills of Himalayas, I was stunned. I decided to wait at this location till the time the rays will be there & after a few minutes these Stags (male Spotted Deer) make the morning golden hours full of drama. I was first clicking them with my zoom lens that didn't allow me to get the entire habitat & they spent less than 2 minutes with us, meanwhile I changed my lens to wide angle & I made this image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Trikansh sharma