Spring has sprung in full around here (finally), and one of the joys of this time of year for wildlife photographers is the young of year that begin popping up. For those of you interested in photographing mule deer fawns, there is one place that is heads and tails above the rest of the Canadian Rockies for fawn photography in June, and that’s Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta.
The best areas to see the newborn fawns are in the Waterton townsite, along the edges of meadows and forests on the edge of town, and on the entrance road from the park gates to the town. However, the entire park is usually excellent for providing wildlife photo opps with fawns, as well as bighorn sheep lambs and baby black bears.
For those of you looking for more location tips on where to go to photograph wildlife in the Canadian Rockies, check out my eBook, How to Photograph the Canadian Rockies: The Icefields Parkway – Wildlife Photography edition.