Friday, September 07, 2012

Cades Cove Whitetail

I took these photos over eight years ago. Sometimes you get lucky and are in the right place at the right time. Carole and I were in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We saw this Whitetail buck come out of the forest and begin walking across a grassy field. I took the photos with my very first digital camera which was not very good by modern standards, but it remains one of my favorite cameras. I took some good shots with it.

The rack on this buck was not huge, but it seemed almost perfectly symmetrical to us. Man, I would loved to have had a better camera with a good lens. Compared to other places where we camp and hike, we don't see many deer in the Smokies. So it was exciting to see this healthy animal walking across the field.

I need to get back to the Smokies. We haven't been in over a year.


Mark said...

I lived in Asheville for almost 2 years and only visited the Smokies once during that time. Idiot! Have a good weekend...

HemlockMan said...

Well, don't beat yourself up too much! I actually know a lot of people who lived around great placed like that and didn't take advantage of the opportunities. They (as probably with you) just weren't into hiking, camping, and backpacking until they moved to other locations.