15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Doe with Fawn in Coastal Bayou, near Top Sail State Park, Santa Rosa Beach , FL

"Mom watches over me" This photo was taken while walking my 4yr old German Shepherd on an elevated wooden path through a Cypress Head in Northwest Florida. This was taken in one shot with my Samsung 8+. I am not a professional photographer, i was just in the right place at the right time. On October 12th on a Thursday afternoon we were on a casual walk. We witnessed this doe cooling down her fawn in the water the temperature was about 91 degrees with 80% humidity take your breath away hot. The Mother and fawn were wading in the water very near the walking trail,they looked up at us as we approached. I quickly snapped a photo wile we all mad eye contact...then we quickly went on our way as too not spook the pair.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Santa Rosa Beach , Florida, United States of America
Camera: SM-G955U
Copyright: © Patrick Senft