September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014

Cold Encounter

Photograph by Nicolas Le Boulanger, National Geographic Your Shot

Hoarfrost settles on a moor along the border of Espace Rambouillet, a wildlife reserve near Paris, France, that’s home to deer like this stag and other wildlife. Having heard noises on the moor one day, Your Shot member Nicolas Le Boulanger returned early the following morning “to see the author of these sounds.” He had just arrived at the path when the deer appeared. “It literally jumped up in front of me as if to block access to its secret garden,” Le Boulanger writes. “We watched each other for five minutes, and I took hundreds of photos, but many of the others were missed due to the hoarfrost on the subject, my own shivers, and the rising morning mist that blurred the perspective.”

Le Boulanger's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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27 comments
Yong Choi
Yong Choi

Cold Encounter is like real Life encounter.

Anu Prasad
Anu Prasad

no words to comment.........just awesome...........

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

He is beautiful and his gaze looks curious rather than fearful.  I like how the dead leaves blend with his coat color. He has stepped out of hiding for just a moment.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Pick the shot you like most! Having time to do this is a gift for the photographer to present his best,but taken in the worst of conditions. I admire your effort, and its results. A handsome animal indeed.  j.e.s...........

David Korte
David Korte

the simple color palette works beautifully. Great composition and lighting and focus.

Hamid Shariati
Hamid Shariati

Wish I could have been and experienced the moment....

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