The conversation of death – Day 99 of 366


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  • Marby Rufsvold

    This one undoes me. every. time.

  • Terrie Schrank

    Incredible footage thank you for sharing the circle of life!

  • Susan Wallace

    So hard to watch this “ conversation,” But, yes, it’s part of the circle of Life!! ❤️

  • Jackie 7 months ago

    People have to remember, this is the Balance of Nature. If deer went on breeding, the forests’ trees, the browse; everything would be eaten to the ground and the remaining deer would starve. Starvation is a horrible way to die compared to a quick kill. I’m sure you all have seen the video “How Wolves
    Changed Rivers”. An eyeopener for people who haven’t seen it.

  • irene rhein 7 months ago

    OOOOH…SAD….but a part of their lives as well……

  • Barb carlson 7 months ago

    I know this is the cycle of life but I had to look away. Peace.

  • Peter 7 months ago

    Simply remarkable footage.

  • Jean Lavelle

    Reminds me of the Coronavirus out there waiting to attack….

  • Marlene Platcek

    Sad, but part of Nature

  • There is evidently a lot to know about this. I assume you made various good points in features also.

  • Ujf2t6 Looking forward to reading more. Great blog article.Really thank you! Awesome.

  • Adrienne 2 years ago

    As bothersome and awful as this type of thing is for some people to watch, Jim DID include a warning in the title. Rainbows and pretty birdies aren’t all our Mother has for us. She provides for us the whole gamut to see.

    I would rather see a wolf or lion or crocodile kill and eat its prey than see the horrors of factory farming, for example. There are many videos to watch online if you care to see real and true carnage.

    My husband hunts to fill our freezer. As a former Marine, he lives by ‘one shot, one kill’. Always. I am vegan.

  • Seems swift and merciful

  • Suzanne 2 years ago

    I’m sorry, but after reading the title I couldn’t watch this. I know it’s nature but just couldn’t.

  • Luellen 2 years ago

    Thank you Carol for your comment. I agree that this is a much quicker death than what happens to most of our farm animals. It was hard to watch for me as well, and like others have said, I am glad the tree blocked my view.

  • Last two days have been beautiful footage Jim thank you this is also a conversation about life!

  • That’s the way it goes. Sad for the pretty deer though.

  • Jon Wallin 2 years ago

    Stunning – in every sense of the word!

  • Great video capture Jim Brandenburg. Thanks. Megan Baumann, nature lesson for the kids?

  • Not all of nature has a Walt Disney ending.

  • Hard to watch but delicately filmed, the way of Nature. The deer will feed many.

  • A mystery to me why the deer ran AT the wolf, rather than away!. I also am glad the tree was there.

  • Life is not easy for deer or wolf. Filed nicely.

  • I don’t get to watch this happening on my rambles. I just find the leftovers.

  • Wish I hadn’t watched it, but that’s the cycle of life.

  • Kathy 3 years ago

    At first I thought the deer would be safe by becoming quiet and still. The moment it bounded away, the wolf found opportunity to close the distance. I was disturbed at first, but then realized that this is the way of nature to provide prey for the predator. I wish the deer had waited a bit longer before it started to “escape.” Maybe there would be a great distance between them and it would have been free.

  • carol 3 years ago

    Hard to watch perhaps, but have you imagined a slaughterhouse and thought about what the animals endure before they end up there? Our fellow predators dispatch their prey quickly, without imprisonment and long-term suffering. As the wise old Jim Harrison said, “Let the predator love his prey.”

  • It’s a hard life for our wild life. Reality.

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  • Merln 3 years ago

    For those who think, life is a comedy. For those who feel, life is a tragedy.

  • Sharon Mick McAuley 3 years ago

    Two parts of the conversation of death: grief and gratitude. I feel grief watching this, but also a heightened gratitude for the sustenance I have today, and for all those who did the hard work of providing it for me.

  • LInda 3 years ago

    Nature is mostly beautiful–but when it’s not, it’s cruel. The doe ran toward the wolf, suggesting to me that she was unlikely to survive long otherwise. Unlike humans, animals seem to kill mostly because they need the food to survive. I can tolerate that.

  • KATHY MCKNIGHT 3 years ago

    Awesome “Nature, red in tooth and claw.”

  • Thank you. I am also glad the tree was there.

  • Mother Nature has some pretty hard conversations. Glad it was edited by the tree.

  • Donna Dacy 3 years ago

    I know this is nature but please don’t show this type thing. It breaks my heart. Now my day has started off on a bad note and I start it with tears.

  • Death feeding life

  • Beautifully and sensitively filmed.
    It’s still as raw to witness as the first time I saw this…and understanding doesn’t make it any easier a grief to bear.

  • Barbara Lemmon 3 years ago

    I really appreciate seeing the plants and animals and wonderful lighting of your daily videos. I DO NOT enjoy watching death happen. I know it does, I know it is the cycle of nature and happens. I do not need to watch it happen. I hoped your site would be a calming start to the day in these tumultuous times.

  • Kathryn 3 years ago

    Oh my! Sort of interesting breakfast watch…. Alas, this is nature.

  • Jim must be on vacation? Running older ones for a few days.

  • Natasha Osborn 3 years ago

    The wolf did that doe a favor. She was weak and she knew it was time. Her eyes and lackluster escape attempt showed how weak she was. Amazing to have captured it on film.

  • Jackie M. 3 years ago

    Amazing how one lone wolf brought down that deer; hopefully without getting injured. One deer, many dinners for the wolf.. Many meals for many species right down to the tiny spiders and bugs. Unlike Man, Nature is never wasteful.

  • Annette 3 years ago

    Thanks for the head’s up….can’t watch…

  • nature in balance within the cycle of life. thanks for the caution.

  • All animals need to eat, but I’m glad the tree was there!

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