“There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.” Charles Dickens

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud

“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” Ellen DeGeneres

This deer had been grazing, moving along oblivious to me in these surroundings. Suddenly the deer sensed my presence. A good minute passed with the deer frozen in this stance. I took my photos. Finally, the head raised and the deer bolted off over the rise behind. A form of snap & release from a distance perhaps.