I encountered this calf on September 29, 2005 on Winslow Hill, near Benezette, Pennsylvania.
Like whitetail deer fawns, calves are spotted at birth but the spots are gone in most cases by mid-August to early September. This calf was completely changed to the winter coat.
This was another case of an animal that had no fear of humans. I was at a strategic spot, waiting for bull elk to appear, when this animal walked up to me. I had the camera attached to a 500mmF4 Canon lens which gave a good head and shoulders portrait at that distance.
Canon 10-D 500mmf4 - 1/30sec. f4 ISO 200
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