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A Soft Touch
Photograph by Phil Schermeister

A mule deer's growing antlers are covered with velvet, which contain blood vessels that nourish the bone inside. Once the antlers are fully grown, the velvet dries up and falls off, often when the deer rubs its antlers against tree trunks.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon A-1
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: 400mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/4.5
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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