The whitetail deer is such a beautiful animal when you spend a bit of time watching them. They can have a certain grace about the way they move through the woods and incredible power when they need it. Both shy and occasionally curious they can be sometimes very difficult to photograph. I’ve never gone out specifically to photograph deer but only seize the opportunity when it presents itself as I’m out walking around my local areas.
Palmyra Cove Nature Park which is a place I’ve visited often is a wonderful place to find and photograph whitetail deer. I think I’ve seen some on almost every trip. They are quite accustomed to people and do allow you to get closer than at many other locations. It is certainly easier here but they are still wild, and that of course presents some challenges. Some deer have still been very spooky when I approach and as always in nature photography it takes time to get your subject in good light and with a pleasing background. I do enjoy the challenges though, if it were too easy it wouldn’t be fun! I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos and if you ever get a chance to visit Palmyra Cove Nature Park, it would be a great place to start making your own photos of the beautiful whitetail deer.