Deer are fascinating animals to photograph because of their big, staring eyes and ability to dart away quicker than you can close the shutter. A landscape shot is often enhanced by the presence of one or more deer to show the remote location or scale. They also have a knack for staring into the camera since their incredible senses can detect the photographer from a long distance away. It can seem like they’re posing for your picture, but be prepared for them to lunge away at any moment:
Photographer Steven Luu captured this image at the Hurricane Ridge visitor center in Washington. The stunning detail shows individual hairs on the deer and the contours of its nose when you zoom in. Set against the majestic backdrop of Pacific Northwest mountains, this scene appears dreamlike with the deer ‘floating’ amongst the mountain range. Excellent shot, Steven!
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