The image I thought I was stopping to photograph turned out to be very different than I originally anticipated. I thought I had stopped to photograph a deer on the frozen river.
As I looked at my captured images on the screen of the camera I realized I had captured a rare moment... On that stark and icy river, life and death mingled. I can only imagine there may have been some confusion and wonder for the young fawn as the lifeless body of the other deer remained still and motionless. In that moment my heart ached for that young deer as I imagined that this was a mother and child, for that bond transcends all races and species.