Evening with a buck

Roe deer are a common sight in the German countryside, especially in these early spring days. Take a train ride and you’ll see groups of them foraging in the open fields where crops are just starting to sprout, so it is not so much about how often but how close you encounter them.

During a recent trip to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, I managed to get relatively close to a few individuals that were grazing in a field at sunset.

I wasn’t concealed, merely quiet and still as a rock, my camera glued to my eye for about an hour. To my greatest excitement, a little buck split from the group and slowly walked in my direction until he stood 20 m away, still unsuspicious of my presence despite the awfully loud sound of my camera’s shutter…

Location: Greifswald, Germany

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