Deer on the Dune?

No I don’t mean my wife, not that kind of dear. I was walking out by the beach yesterday morning and saw a pair of antlers sticking up out of the sea grass. As I moved closer the little fellow (I thought) picked up his head.

White Tailed Deer hiding in the sea grass Quogue, N.Y.
White Tailed Deer hiding in the sea grass Quogue, N.Y.

As I tried to move closer, the big fellow moved to the other end of the dune and thats when I realized just how big he really was.
White Tail Deer standing on dunes in Quogue, N.Y.
White Tail Deer standing on dunes in Quogue, N.Y.

I really thought this guy was much smaller than he turned out to be because of the fact that just his rack was visible from the sea grass. As I got closer, I still couldn’t believe how much antler was coming out from the grass. Just to the left of the picture, maybe 10 feet away, is the ocean. Not a typical place to find a deer.

Photos taken with Nikon D3X, 200-400 VR w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film.

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