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Rattle Dance



Ok, ok, so they're not actually dancing, they're dueling for the right to mate with a local female, or so says Google. I shared this image with some local Rangers and none of them had seen this behavior in person, only read or heard about it so I feel quite blessed. 

I was riding my mountain bike on a local fire road when I came around a corner to find this scene. I set my bike down and grabbed my camera. This image was made standing up. I laid down for some shots but the background just didn't work and they get lost in it. So the even, bright sandy background kept them the clear subject.

Canon 5D Mark IV, 70-200mm at 200mm, ISO 400, f5.6, 1/800 

As I'm still new here I'm not sure if this is frowned upon or not, but below is my blog entry on this image: