Friends, yesterday i showed you a white tail deer and today’s image is of a mule deer in the badlands. His antler tines branch and in spring and summer his antlers are covered in velvet, a vascular tissue that causes the antlers to grow and deposit calcium. He loses his antlers every year like the white tail but is a much larger animal. They frequent the rugged ravines and steep hills regions of the National Park. The below image shows the very early stages of antler growth. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on April 19, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, photography, Wildlife and tagged badlands, deer, mjspringett, mule deer, North Dakota, photography, postaday, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.