Sunday, July 6, 2008
June in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
For several years in June I have been traveling to Shenandoah National Park. In Virginia, the whitetail deer rut peaks in mid-November. The gestation period for a deer is 200-205 days. So, fawns are usually born in the first or second week of June. National Parks are good places to photograph animals because they cannot be hunted and are generally habituated to humans. Shenandoah National Park has one of the densest populations of deer in Virginia. Locating deer as well as fawns is easy if you know where to look within the park. I had one of my best photographic months in the park this year. I made several trips with some good friends as well as clients (folks who book me for a custom photo tour).