Mom and Baby Deer Spotted in Cades Cove

            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.

Mom and baby playing together

The baby deer jumping in the air after his Mom with his tongue sticking out 🙂

Smoky Mountains-The Start of Fall!

               We all have to agree that all seasons are beautiful in the Smoky Mountains, but fall really highlights the beauty that surrounds the Smokies. I love photographing all the foliage throughout the Tennessee and North Carolina area of the Smokies. I try and go every year. This year I have already been twice! 🙂 It’s defiantly my happy place. I visited all the traditional photography hotspots from Cades Cove to Tremont. On my second trip up to the mountains, I saw and photographed seven bears in one day, two of them were cubs. I have never seen that many bears up there before. I took thousands of shots of the beauty beneath the smoke and included my favorite below. On both of my trips up, I brought and used my Fuji XT1 and my Canon 1DX Mark ii. I usually use my Fuji for my stream work for that sharpness and color vibrance that the camera carries. My Canon I use on my wildlife and nature images, I love all on its features and it has an outstanding bracketing system as well as a huge variety of ISO’s to choose from. I love the clarity all of my images from my Canon that have reflected onto my images.  It was my first time bringing my new 1DX up to the Smokies and on a photo trip! It never left my side! :-))))  

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Comment below and tell me your favorite place to photograph in the Smokies!