Deer in winter at entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park

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MiriamTrapaga on January 9, 2008

Beautiful animals, here where i live we don,t have that kind..must be very cold there!!..is beautiful the picture and amazing that here we can share photos of other parts of the world, we learn a lot with it, thanks to share and congratulations for the shot, cheers!!

Richard Ryer on January 10, 2008

Greetings Miriam, Thanks for visiting the deer and your wonderful comments. The deer are graceful and very delicate when compared to their neighbors, the elk, which are almost twice and big. The temperatures in the hills have been staying in the 0-25 degree F range for the last few weeks. And we have had storm system after storm system move through for the last four weeks. There is more snow in the southern part of Colorado, but the northern part is just about at average snow fall right now. We are having a good winter. The problem seems to be our short run off season due to warm spring weather. I enjoy sharing photos and information with the Panoramio community. It is nice having a million friends spread all the way around the world. Thanks again for visiting.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on January 10, 2008

Greetings Hamzars, You are very welcome.

Cheers,

Rich

Alfred Schaffer on January 10, 2008

Hi Rich, it´s an adventure to see these animals at close range.

Greetings Alfred

Richard Ryer on January 10, 2008

Greetings Alfred, Thanks for visiting the deer and your great observation. It is fun to see the wildlife in the park. Sometimes we lose sight of their value when we are in a hurry to get to a trail head or fishing spot or campground. There will be cars parked in the middle of the road in both directions with people looking at and taking pictures of the deer or elk. Some times that gets frustrating, but on a snowy morning when there is no one around, or high in a mountain meadow, the deer and elk can be beautiful creatures and a wonder to look at. This snowy morning was one of those moments. Thanks again.

Cheers,

Rich

♫ Swissmay on January 13, 2008

How very pretty to have them so near! Great shot, Rich! Greetings, May

Richard Ryer on January 13, 2008

Greetings May, They were very nice and let me take their picture before wandering off. I think the snow and reduced food sources make them a bit more tolerant of us clumsy folk wandering about in the woods.

Cheers,

Rich

♫ Swissmay on January 13, 2008

When I see any deers, I am always too late to get my camera out. It's great that you share this photo with us.

Greetings, May

Richard Ryer on January 13, 2008

Greetings May, Thanks for visiting the deer and commenting. In the summer time the deer move on as soon as you show any interest in them. In the winter they are more tolerant. They soon tired of me taking pictures and moved off into the forest. I think they were originally enjoying a good meal before I showed up.

Cheers,

Rich

Ntinos Lagos on January 14, 2008

Great shot Richard, thanks for share it with us!!

Greetings from Greece,

Ntinos

Richard Ryer on January 14, 2008

Greetings Ntinos, Thanks for visiting the deer and commenting. They are so majestic when you see them in the forest. I am happy they let me take their picture. I am glad you like them.

Cheers,

Rich

mustafator on January 15, 2008

hi RİCHARD RYER....... Morning here that moment.Good morning.The deers is exposeing(to pose for) good.thank you. greetings from adana. mustafa tor

Richard Ryer on January 16, 2008

Good Morning Mustafa, Thanks for visiting the deer and commenting. The animals in the park are more willing to have their picture taken in the winter. It is probably a combination of fewer people and less food. It was a nice time to take pictures of them.

Cheers,

Rich

Moh. Helal on January 19, 2008

Great picture!

Thanks for sharing!

Richard Ryer on January 19, 2008

Greetings Mohammed, Thank you for visiting the deer in Rocky Mountain National Park and commenting. I did not see any yesterday, but we did see a herd of elk a little further in on the road. And I read in the paper that the park biologists have confirmed wolf sightings in the park to be real. We finally have wolves (look out deer and elk!!).

Cheers,

Rich

Daniel Dunlap on June 8, 2008

Excellent photo Richard. I am heading to Denver and RMNP in a few weeks so I was trolling around the area and I saw your photo. Magnificent creatures!

Daniel

Richard Ryer on June 11, 2008

Greetings Daniel, Thanks for visiting. The deer are a little harder to take pictures of in the park. Much more skittish than the elk (elk are like cows!). I hope you have a great trip into the Rockies.

Cheers,

Rich

mahnaz adiban on March 26, 2011

how nice! great shot.

UbuJan on October 26, 2011

Beautiful animals in winter environment.Like. greetings. Jan

Richard Ryer on October 26, 2011

Greetings Jan, Thanks for the visit. The boys say "HI". Cheers, Rich

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