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
*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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