09/21/2014, 2:56 PM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/4, 105mm (EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM), ISO 3200 (auto), Exp comp +1/3
Deer track by creek
3 Doe Mule Deer in snow at Willow Springs, Red Rock Canyon.
8 Point Buck Mule Deer, small herd of 6 males.
The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule. There are believed to be several subspecies, including the black-tailed deer. However, some genetic studies have indicated that mule deer may have developed relatively recently through the interbreeding of white-tailed and black-tailed deer, which may have evolved from white-tailed deer thousands of years ago. Unlike the related white-tailed deer...