This endangered Key deer doe is giving her fawn its first swimming lesson! The Key deer, Odocoileus virginianus clavium, is a subspecies of the ordinary ubiquitous Virgina Whitetail deer, but the Key deer has evolved and presently exists in the wild only on a few islands in the Florida Keys. It is by far the smallest of any deer in the Americas.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 400 mm
Key Deer, Odocoileus virginianus clavium
Coupon Bight, Big Pine Key, Monroe, FL
“They have been changing their individual behavior to better co-exist with human communities that pepper their "last-stand" are on Earth. But the burden is on us to ensure they survive.”Valerie PreziosiBig Pine Key, FL, USA