Buck Deer With Velvet Antlers

About a month ago, I ran into three buck deer in my favorite meadow in the Sandias. I wondered if they might represent three different generations of the same family, since they were all different sizes. They were very patient with me and let me hang around for almost five minutes before they took off. This was the largest of them.

These are some of the photos of the meadow that I’ve posted previously (they’re all remarkably similar):