Lunchtime Photo

Most of the deer I saw on my Blue Ridge Parkway expedition were shy and ran away before I could snap a picture of them. But not this one. In fact, it was so un-shy that I literally had to clap my hands and yell at it just to get it to turn its head. It finally did once or twice, but even though I was quite near it soon went back to ignoring me and munching on the grass.

May 6, 2019 — Simmons Gap, Skyline Drive, Virginia

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