|Mature Whitetail Buck|
In many years buck sighting pick up in early October and the full-blown rut gets underway during the last week. But this year things were very slow and I became impatient as it seemed the rut would never start. That changed in the middle of last week and I have been able to photograph several bucks since then and will share some images of this activity today.
Photos of bucks lip-curling as they search for does in heat often make dramatic photographs. The buck in the photo below tried to breed a doe shortly after the photo was taken, but she ran from him.
|Scenting For Does|
|Checking A Scrape|
|6 Point Erupts From Woods After Doe|
Cameras used were the 5D MK III and the Canon 7D Mark II. while the lenses were the Canon 300mm f2.8 and the Canon 600mm F4.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.