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February 2, 2015

Worth the Wait

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Alex Wiles Alex Wiles

I woke up well before sunrise to trek out to my tiny photography blind in a small forest clearing. It was only five degrees out this particular morning in early winter, which was slightly cold for Nebraska (though not nearly as cold as it can get.) After five hours of sitting still and not seeing much more than squirrels, I was about to pack up for the day. Just as I took one last look, a white-tailed buck walked around a nearby ridge. Staying for only a moment, he glanced back at me as if to say “you’re welcome.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was selected as a fan favorite from the hundreds of great shots submitted for our Winter Wildlife assignment. Don’t forget to check out our latest assignment. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating red in nature.

Nikon D5200


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