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Odocileus hemionus columbianus
This stag and doe (along with the rest of their group) grazed on mountain forbs and grasses. It was a beautiful sight to behold at dusk!
Spotted on an alpine trail overlooking a valley in Mount Rainier National Park (Paradise, WA) at an elevation of around 5400'.
Delightfully, they appear un-fussed by human observers and have plentiful access to vegetation, especially wildflowers (which you can sort of see dotting the foreground in some photos). It's illegal to feed deer in the park, although they are known to approach visitors.
Spotted on Jun 15, 2019
Submitted on Jun 19, 2019
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