I photographed this coastal White-tailed Deer in the sand dunes of Cape Hatteras National Seashore which supports a vast array of animal life in its aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Shellfish, crabs, cottonmouth snakes, waterfowl, wading birds, and nutria are frequently encountered in the tidal marshes, while the green anoles, black rat snakes, and white-tailed deer scatter across the land. Life also abounds in the air above the park with over 360 documented bird species enjoying the Seashore’s habitats – be it for nesting, resting, or feeding. Located on a major avian migratory route known as the Atlantic Flyway, the park was designated as a Globally Important Bird Area in 1999 by the American Bird Conservancy in recognition of the value the seashore provides to bird migration, breeding, and wintering.
Canon EOS 1D MKIII, EF 300mm F2.8 IS L USM lens, 1/4 Teleconverter, Gitzo Monopod