I would guess that this Buck and Doe grooming each other were born as twin fawns, and they stayed together and are continuing to groom each other. I would think this will change as soon as the Buck looses the velvet.
How I Got The Photo:
I photographed these two deer at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. They were in an area called Goss Field, which is in the Northwest corner of the refuge.
I parked on the edge of the auto tour road and began photographing. My camera and lens were on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- Camera: Canon EOS R5
- Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: August 13, 2021 (7:11 A.M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
- Shutter speed: 1/640
- ISO: 6400 (Auto)
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Evaluative
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Continues Auto Focus
- Exposure Compensation: 0
- Focal Length: 800 mm