I went to Crane Beach looking for snowy owls but found this guy instead. I should say he found me along one of the trails at the beach. I took the trail which was longer and more deserted than I was expecting. It was just me and the rustling leaves and I started to get a little nervous. I was thinking I really should have told someone where I would be and felt a little like I was being watched. Isn’t he magnificent? This pose reminds me of the Big Daddy Deer in Bambi overlooking his forest and herd.
I wasn’t totally surprised as I had seen hoof prints along the way. I also saw a doe but she deftly avoided my trigger happy finger on the camera. No owls, but the buck paid off.