Newborn Twins

Whitetailed FawnWhitetailed FawnMy sister took these two photos of newborn white-tailed deer fawns in the woods near her house. They were still wet!

They were well camouflaged amidst the beech leaves and didn’t move a muscle. Apparently, newborns do not have a scent in order to avoid detection from predators.

Their mama did come back for them as they were gone when she returned to check on them later. Off into the world– Bon chance, wee ones!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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136 Responses to Newborn Twins

  1. Karen Lang says:

    How special and beautiful Eliza πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

  2. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, how utterly magical!! 😍😍😍

  3. Vicki says:

    What a lucky encounter. So very special to have captured such tiny fawns. I’ll bet your sister was thrilled.

  4. Awe ❀ Thank you for sharing!

  5. Anne says:

    A truly beautiful start to my day: birth = hope. A new beginning.

  6. Beautiful and lovely. At first I thoughts spotted deers which are available in our area.

  7. Cathy says:

    Wonderful to capture these two little beauties. πŸ˜ƒ

  8. maryjane678 says:

    Oh such gorgeous babies!! What a treat to see them like that. Made my day!

  9. jenanita01 says:

    This was very special… and really beautiful…

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Wow – how lucky your sister was to see that:) Beautiful

  11. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Very sweet!

  12. derrycats says:

    What a wonderful find. Happy life little fawns!

  13. neihtn2012 says:

    Amazing shots, and very good camouflage for those two fawns.

  14. Robin says:

    Oh, how wonderful. And so very cute. πŸ™‚

  15. Oh, wow, what a find and a reminder of how beautiful Mother Nature’s world is all by itself.

  16. Alice says:

    Such precious and perfect little fawns. Great photographers you sisters make!

  17. Before I read what you wrote I asked, “But where is Mom?” Wow, right from the start these little guys are fighting for their life. I have the greatest respect for Mother’s Creatures.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      What was so amazing is that they stayed perfectly still, despite the giant humans looming over them. (God was whispering in their ears – ‘stay still!’)

  18. Treah Pichette says:

    Dave told me when he spoke to one a couple of times, it wagged its tail like a puppy each time! What a special encounter!

  19. ke01341 says:

    A git from nature and as always a lesson. Mom leaves her babies soon after birth to keep them safe. She will return to feed and move them to a new site, keeping them as safe as possible. You are correct in that they have no scent, this protects them from predators. It is also why humans should not touch baby animals. Nature knows what it is doing! Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Adorable images Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!

  21. Oh, sweet! Bon chance, indeed.

  22. Chloris says:

    They are so cute. Well done on capturing them so well on your photos.

  23. susurrus says:

    What a find! And so wonderful for us to be able to share in it.

  24. Aww. Thanks for sharing the photos, Eliza. How beautiful.

  25. Jewels says:

    So sweeeet! 😍 Precious little ones! Thanks for sharing Eliza! ❀

  26. Swati Singh says:

    Such a bundle of joy! ❀

  27. Lisa Coleman says:

    Wow, they are cute!

  28. tippysmom2 says:

    Awww. They are so cute!

  29. Adorable – they’ve brought tears to my eyes!

  30. How sweet. Life carries on.

  31. Kris Peterson says:

    So incredibly cute! They curl up like cats, which surprised me but I guess that they’re trying to make themselves as small and invisible as possible.

  32. Jane Lurie says:

    How absolutely precious, Eliza. Glad mama came back. Seeing them gives me a feeling of hope. Nature marches on.

  33. Precious new lifeπŸ€—πŸ•Š

  34. Thanks for sharing the precious twins and I hope your sister has a chance to see them throughout the summer.πŸ™‚

  35. So sweet, I hope they are growing stronger every day forward! ❀

  36. arlingwoman says:

    Your sister has good eyes to notice them. What a treat to see!

  37. What luck! Beautiful, cute photos. Wish her luck protecting her vegetables.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Allison, I will. Being in the middle of the woods, deer have come to know her garden delights (like her patch of tulips the night before they bloomed- argh!) Even fenced, they can jump over. She needs a full garden cage!

  38. Adorable, Eliza! What a wonderful experience!

  39. ladyfi says:

    Wow – what a unique picture and lovely experience for your sister.

  40. naturebackin says:

    What a very special sighting – and they look comfy as well as camouflaged on the dry leaves.

  41. Oh that is so precious!

  42. Bamby did not run away during the photo shoot?

  43. Bela Johnson says:


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