On Top of the World! A shot from Clingmans Dome, the highest point of the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee and North Carolina border 6,664 above see level.
One of my favorite animals to see in the Smoky Mountains is the deer! They usually are mostly spotted in Cades Cove, which is wear I discovered this Mom and baby deer playing joyfully together, near Spark Lane. It was so much fun to watch the baby deer run up and down and watch his Mom chase after him. They played together for a good while. I shot this photo with my Canon 1DX Mark ii with my 70-200mm lens with my 1.2 Extender. They were the only deer I saw on my trips up to the Smokies this year that I got to photograph up close. I have never had the chance to shoot the deer so close.