Saturday, July 25, 2020

"The Pattern of Spots"...

White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, typically birth 1-3 fawns. The white spots help camouflage them. They can walk after birth and can follow the mother foraging for food a few days later. The underside of the tail is white, which serves not only as a 'flag' when alarmed but also allows fawns to easily follow a mother when running. They can run up to 30 mph and can swim.

Summer, 2006, central Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, July 20, 2020

"Wall of Falls"...

This is one of my favorite, hidden places at Petit Jean State Park. Cascading waterfalls are such a treat. The sound is such a high level that you become mesmerized, surrounded by it yet part of it. You find yourself immersed as if it were a quiet sunset.

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. November, 2007.
Photo # 200711_KS10191bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography