White-tailed Deer Swimming at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 12, 2016

When I arrived at Greenfield Park in the early morning a group of 5 White-tailed Deer had just finished gathering around a watering hole at the park. Some feeding was done there, splashing around some and then they headed for the lake. Arriving at the lake they lined up and all swam to the island successfully. What at cool event that was. The swim was so graceful and silent too. Images were taken on September 12, 2016.

A little nibbling on a willow branch

A little nibbling on a willow branch

Just looking around

Just looking around

Standing around the water

Standing around the water

Looking around some...

Looking around some…

Starting to shake off some of the water from some earlier splashing

Starting to shake off some of the water from some earlier splashing

Shaking it off!

Shaking it off!

Making sure the water is out of the ears here...

Making sure the water is out of the ears here…

Looking to group up and head to the lake

Looking to group up and head to the lake

They start heading into the water

They start heading into the water

In they go

In they go

Here we go gang!

Here we go gang!

Across they go to the island

Across they go to the island

Everyone here?

Everyone here?

 

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The swim...they do make it across

The swim…they do make it across