A Whoosh and a Tale

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We got about 8 inches of snow out of this last storm.  I am loving the beautiful fresh fallen snow on the trees.. and this sweet deer taking it all in.

Then… in a Whoosh, 1/100th of a second later, to be exact.  From right behind the tree came quite a surprise to me… and this lucky deer.

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OMG!  What the HECK was THAT?!?!

In a flash, this mountain lion thought he had dinner.   But in just a matter of minutes, he was back empty-pawed.

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Dejected and hungry, he left the scene of the near miss, not to be seen again.

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The deer have since been back… but are a lot more cautious and alert.

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It was the first mountain lion I have EVER seen in the wild.  I felt so fortunate to get a shot of it.  As it was… I was looking through my viewfinder when it happened…. and it was over in less than a blink of an eye.  Life happens quickly, it pays to know your path and be prepared.

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, how lucky was that. I’m surprised you could keep the story going. Great shots! Now you know, he knows food is int he area. Thanks. Perfect timing.

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    1. Yes! It all happened so fast. The clock on my camera indicates it was over in .03 seconds from beginning to end. I was lucky to get off a shot at all. While I wish they were better shots, I feel very fortunate to have gotten what I did. Right place Right time …. absolutely! Watching it unfold through my viewfinder was CRAZY! A once in a life time thing… what are the chances?! So glad the deer escaped (whew!).

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  2. The luck of the photographer! You always come away with the best wildlife shots……. timing is everything. The beautiful creature has made its presence known, he will be back.

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