Mule Deer Buck Growing Antlers

By | June 15, 2020

Back in June 2017, I was at the Grand Teton National Park photographing near Phelps Lake which is near Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. I had a young boy get my attention. He wanted to let me know that a Mule Deer Buck was approaching me. I slowly turned and got a few close photos of this Mule Deer Buck before it moved on toward the lake. I also noticed that another Mule Deer was with this Buck. I think it was a female.

Both Mule Deer fed toward the lake and then turned and went back up a hill into the thick timber. You can see in my photo that this deer is growing new antlers for the season.

Mule Deer Buck Growing Antlers
Mule Deer Buck Growing Antlers

How I Got The Shot – Mule Deer Buck Growing Antlers

I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached.

• Location: Wyoming
• Date Taken: June 5, 2017
• Aperture: f6.3
• Shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
• ISO: 1000
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 135 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.