2021 FWF Photo Contest


This inquisitive little key deer buck surprised me as he approached way close as I was sitting on the ground photographing him and another younger deer on a recent trip to Big Pine Key. I didn’t want to scare him as came closer and closer and proceeded to start licking my hands and camera, I popped off a few shots and got this gem….. What an experience! Sadly I think it’s safe to say that someone has been feeding this deer.

Camera Specifications

Canon 80D , Sigma 17-70mm lens


Florida Key Deer Buck


City, Big Pine Key, Monroe,  FL

“I dont need easy, I just need possible!!”

Robert BethelBig Pine Key, Monroe