Late February and it’s a cold, stormy day.
I grabbed the rain gear and camera. Soon I was on the east side of the Columbia River Gorge.
The next few hours were spent hiking in the area from Mosier, to the Memaloose Hills, to the Rowena Plateau and the Klickitat River Canyon.
Many small, but colorful wildflowers were in bloom. And, to my delight, I walked up on at least 30 blacktail deer.
I’m often asked: how do you find so many deer to photograph on your outings?
The trick is to use a quality camera with a good telephoto lens, stay downwind and see the deer before they see you. It’s just as easy as falling off a log.