People have been fascinated with the rare sight of albino whitetail deer for generations.
Boulder Junction in Wisconsin is a popular tourist attraction due to its unbelievable number of wild albino deer.
The chance for a deer being born with albinism is 1 in 20,000, and the chance for an albino deer to survive to adulthood is even worse.
This is because their stiff white coat removes their natural camouflage and makes them more vulnerable to predators.
Albino animals are also often more prone to health problems such as poor eyesight, among other things.
Very few people have encountered this “ghost deer” directly, even in Boulder Junction, which is home to a number of the albino deer herds.
Experts are still unclear why the area has such a high population of white deer, and biologists say there is no explanation for the phenomenon.
Photographer Jeff Richter has published a book featuring a selection of beautiful white deer captured in the area.
The inhabitants of Boulder Junction are very protective of their local herd of mysterious white deer herds, even including avid hunters.
Albino deer are currently illegal to be hunted in Wisconsin, which may have contributed to their high population.