Willacy County is where I do a lot of my bird and animal photography. There are days when its wetlands, coastal habitats, and subtropical, scrubby vegetation seem to be filled with ducks, wading birds, and other species. Mammal watching and photography can be good too, especially for big, Texan White-tailed Deer.
Willacy County has a lot of good habitat for deer and it shows with large, healthy individuals like the picture of the one above. I see deer pretty much every time I head into the wilds of Willacy County and with patience, I can get some very satisfying images of these beautiful animals.
The bucks also grow impressive racks! Check out the antlers on these deer:
Sometimes I get lucky and watch two bucks fighting it out with their antlers. After lowering their heads, they lock horns and the fight for supremacy begins!
I also see deer that are a fair bit more gentle than bucks locking their antlers. The beautiful deer below is a first year fawn.
After a satisfying day of bird and mammal photography, Willacy County also provides some fantastic sunsets!