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Clash of the Titans - White tailed deer, Ottawa, Ontario | by Jim Cumming
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Clash of the Titans - White tailed deer, Ottawa, Ontario

*Published Canadian Geographic Magazine 'Best Wildlife Photography 2014'

 

*National Wildlife Federation - Winter Photo Challenge Finalist 2012

 

*Defenders’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest’s Honorable Mention

Defenders of Wildlife

 

*PopPhoto - Photo of the day - Dec 6, 2011

 

*Canadian Wildlife Federation POTD - Dec 23/15

 

I walked around following these bucks for about an hour and was lucky to witness this playful fight between two of the bigger white-tailed bucks in the NCC Greenbelt. Taken with Canon 7D and 70-200 f4 L lens in Ottawa, Ont, Canada

The white-tailed deer is the most common of all of North America’s large mammals. It is also the most widely distributed. A deer's home range is usually less the a square mile. Deer collect in family groups of a mother and her fawns. When a doe has no fawns, she is usually solitary. Male bucks may live in groups consisting of three or four individuals, except in mating season, when they are solitary. White-tailed deer mate in November and the female has one to three fawns after about six months after mating.

 

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Taken on December 2, 2011