12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A deer moving through the woods during the first snowfall of the seaon.
Living in Minnesota, the winters can be harsh and long. The first snow in November is a harbinger of winter's arrival; yet there is something exciting about it. One feels a yearning to be out in the first snowflakes, when temperatures have not yet dropped to frigid coldness. Moving through the quiet, whiteness of the landscape, I stopped. There she was. A doe also venturing out in the early morning snowfall. We stared at each other, and I wished for her sake that we have a better winter than last year's brutal season.
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||Nov. 13, 2014, 2:01 a.m.
||Canon EOS 60D