It’s easy to spend all your time at the more popular locations in and around the Sierras. Mono Lake, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Mammoth, etc. On our last full day staying in Mammoth Lakes we ended up just driving around all day long. We went in as far as we could go to Yosemite (closed past Tioga Pass from the Rim Fire), visited the Bodie Ghost Town and finally decided to visit this somewhat obscure lake that we saw a sign for off the highway. The road is called the June Lake loop and the entrance to the north side of the loop is just south of Mono Lake.As I grabbed my gear to head toward the lake, I was instantly greeted by a couple of deer grazing in the bushes by the parking lot. They couldn’t have been less interested in me. I was able to walk right up to them and shoot away. It was incredible :-). For the next 30 minutes or so,and I walked around photographing the 5-10 deer that were running around, drinking from the lake, grazing in the field and just having fun. The little fawns were chasing each other around jumping up and down. It was just an awesome night.
As the sun got lower in the sky and began to shine through the trees, one of the does walked up to the lakes edge to get a drink. I decided to zoom out a bit on my 70-200 for this shot and really love how it turned out!