Photo: Handsome buck blends in with the woods

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When we think of camouflage, deer are probably not the first creatures that come to mind. But it's hard not to be impressed by the subtle ways in which deer do in fact deploy the defense mechanism of blending in. Adult white-tailed deer, like the one in this photo taken by Tony LePrieur, have reddish-brown coats in summer which fade to a duller grayish-brown in winter. Look at how perfectly they match their environment, Mother Nature at her clever best.

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