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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
White-tailed Doe with Fawn on Horsepen Bayou

A White-tail deer and her fawn forage along the brackish water of a small estuary named Horsepen Bayou, on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. They stopped occasionally to nibble on the foliage. Although not obvious from the image, these are dangerous waters rampid with American Alligators as large as 12-14 feet long that could easily ambush even the doe without hesitation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Jeff Schaberg