16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fawn at Hurricane Ridge

I captured this on our first day in Olympic, high in the mountains at Hurricane Ridge. This was one of the strangest and most unique experiences of the trip because the deer had such little regard for the tourists. They had become so accustomed to people that they would get close, sometimes within several feet. At one point, a doe walked towards us and lay in the grass no more than 6 feet away. Needless to say, the photographic opportunities were plentiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Austin Seyboldt