14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Wary eyes ensure no one interrupts foraging for these young twin Mule Deer, subsisting on acorns fallen from tall oaks in the dry late-summer conditions persistent now in the parched hills of drought-hit California.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Paso Robles, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Dan Kleck