Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Fawn in Sunlight"...


At birth, white-tailed deer fawns have a spotted, reddish coat that is fairly silky. There can be several hundred spots on the coat. The spots enable to deer to blend into its natural surroundings. Fawns usually lose their spots around three-to-four months.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. August, 2016.
Photo # KS9_6438bwsc.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

2 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

My very favorite creature.
How fortunate you were to be able to photograph this little one, Kelly.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa. Yes, they are a joy to watch.