This shot means a lot to me, not only because it is a cool shot but at the time my 13 year old son was with me as we got up early this past November to go out to kayak the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon. As I watched this buck approach the river I was amazed how he just walked right up to the bank of the river and started swimming across in front of me. As I was shooting the whole time I could hear my son laughing. When I was done I asked him what was he laughing at and he said that was the coolest thing he ever saw. I promptly reminded him how much of a hard time he gave me an hour earlier for getting him out of bed so early on a weekend, thx!