Along the River

Friends, most of the badlands in North Dakota are very dry (arid) except the area directly adjacent to the Little Missouri River.  The Whitetail deer are found mainly along the river while Mule deer are found in the drier areas. This Whitetail buck posed for us in the fall with his antlers polished and ready to chase the girls.  White tails are smaller than mule deer and get their name from the white underside of  their tails that they flag when they flee from danger.  The bucks grow antlers every spring and summer, then shed their antlers every winter to begin the cycle over again.  The whitetails have antlers with tines coming off a main beam.  In this image you can see his all white tail and his antlers are quite typical for a whitetail buck.  Below image is the Little Missouri River bottom. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 18, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, photography, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love any kind of deer, mule or otherwise! Lovely MJ.

  2. What a great image of the white tail buck. Fantastic to see it in its own environment. Beautiful palette of colours.

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