Twin Fawns Near Ouachita National Forest

About 20 to 25 percent of the time, whitetail twins aren’t even fraternal twins!In reality, they are only somewhat related.One species for whom multiple paternity in a single litter has been verified is whitetail deer. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken:… Read More »

Six Point Buck Minus Antler Velvet

This six point Whitetail Buck removed its velvet a few days ago. Deer antler velvet is supple tissue that grows on antlers and is shed each year. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: September 8, 2022 (3:03 P. M.) Exposure Mode:… Read More »

Turkey Taking Dirt Bath

Rolling or moving about in dust, dry dirt, or sand is referred to as “dust bathing,” and it is most likely done to rid feathers of parasites. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: September 9, 2022 (1:07 P. M.) Exposure Mode:… Read More »

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

I photographed this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on the side of the auto tour road located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma). The fore-wings of the male, which are yellow, have four “tiger stripes” in black.Females are dimorphic and can be either yellow or black.The dark morph is almost entirely black, whereas the yellow morph has a noticeable… Read More »

Luna Moth Caterpillar

I photographed this Luna Moth Caterpillar while it was crossing a county road in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. Prior to cocooning, the larvae may turn reddish-brown from green like in my photo. Gear Used: Camera: Canon EOS R5 Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Technical: Location: Near My House (Arkansas) Date and Time Taken: September 3,… Read More »