A midsummer buck in full velvet is probably as elegant as he can get.

His antlers are fully grown yet still covered in soft velvet, more beautiful than

dangerous at this point. His neck is still long and slender before the rut begins and

it swells to twice this size in preparation for the battles to come. Shine some warm

early dawn light on all that elegance and you have a little of mother natures perfection.


Whitetail Buck, Waterton National Park, AB