Living Wilderness: Wildlife and Nature Photography by Kevin Ebi

Living Wilderness Nature Photography
Dramatic nature photography that captures a living wilderness. By Kevin Ebi.

Black-Tailed Deer in Forest

A black-tailed deer also known as a mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) searches for food in this coastal forest on a bluff on the Washington side of the Columbia River.

 

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Notes from the field

I sometimes think wildlife is as curious about us as we are about it. I was hiking on a forest trail to reach a lighthouse on a bluff high above the mouth of the Columbia River when I noticed this deer following me with its eyes. I stopped for a second and it continued staring at me. It didn’t break its gaze even as I put down my backpack to grab my 100-400mm lens. It was an almost magical encounter — until the rotten log I was standing on collapsed.

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