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Coastal Deer

The first photograph of a deer on the coast, and it didn’t disappoint.  This is a Sitka Deer, a species of Mule Deer that was introduced to Gwaii Haanas in the late 1800s and due to the lack of predators, the population has really exploded.  Also due to the lack of predators, most also didn’t seem to be very afraid of humans either, and it caused the deer to not really even look up at us very often.

 

What I liked about this photo was the beach and coast in the background along with the mist that was in the air. This made for a unique shot compared to those images that I am able to capture of Mule Deer in Alberta. We also lucked out that it had a nice velvety rack as well.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 271mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/1250

About this Image

The first photograph of a deer on the coast, and it didn’t disappoint.  This is a Sitka Deer, a species of Mule Deer that was introduced to Gwaii Haanas in the late 1800s and due to the lack of predators, the population has really exploded.  Also due to the lack of predators, most also didn’t seem to be very afraid of humans either, and it caused the deer to not really even look up at us very often.

 

What I liked about this photo was the beach and coast in the background along with the mist that was in the air. This made for a unique shot compared to those images that I am able to capture of Mule Deer in Alberta. We also lucked out that it had a nice velvety rack as well.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 271mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/1250