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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67 comments
T. RAMONA
T. RAMONA

LOVE...INSPIRATION...PEACE...I suppose that the message of this picture is: If animals live in a perfect harmony with the nature, we are obligated to do the same thing!!! 


AWESOME PICTURE!!!!!!

Roger Sullivan
Roger Sullivan

Beautiful, looks like an old logging road where we deer hunt in the Carolina's, but we don't see any stags that looks like that, have see some White Tail Deer about that small...LOL.. really beautiful animal, and the frost and ice on the brush and trees, gives a winter wonder land appearance with the magic Stag of the land....

If only the photo had been taken when the stag had exhaled,in that cold of air it would have been a fog of steam from its nostrils magical just magical.... 

diana t.
diana t.

amazing timing...captures every detail to perfection...keep up d good work!

Kip Keino
Kip Keino

I"ve seen a few similarly majestic visages with buck deer. You had a camera and bagged it, bravo! 

Hidenori Nakamura
Hidenori Nakamura

愛というのは、探して見つけるものではありません。愛することで、自分を取り戻すものなのです。


―ロレッタ・ヤング(アメリカの女優。アカデミー主演女優賞受賞)


Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.―Loretta Young


fRita Mason
fRita Mason

I like this picture. It's very majestic. It's very inspiring.

Jimmie Weeks
Jimmie Weeks

Just beautiful!! How do I get Photo of the day in my in box on my email?? 


Madhumita Pal
Madhumita Pal

Brilliant !!!

Looks like a scene out of a fairy tale !!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Beautiful!       Looks so much like a painting  I would love to see hanging on the wall.          Had to be an exciting encounter, just you, the Stag and the cold.

Yong Choi
Yong Choi

Cold Encounter is like real Life encounter.

Anu R Prasad
Anu R 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...........

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