Title:     "Curious Elk"

©  Alaska Artist Dianne Roberson

Elk | Butte, Alaska

Stock #  PDC 014

 Photography   |   Color Print on glossy paper

Size:  20" w by 16" h          $ 45.00                 

Size:  14" w by 11" h           $ 35.00                  

Description:  These elk are in Butte, Alaska about 10 minutes from Palmer, and about 45 minutes from
Anchorage along the Old Glen Hwy (take the Old Glen Hwy exit as you’re heading north out of Anchorage toward the
MatSu Valley).    The Butte is an  881 foot mound affords phenomenal views of the famous mountains of the MatSu
valley which surround it .
Elk is a large species of the deer family. Mature bulls will range in weight from 800 to 1,000 pounds, while cows will
weigh 600 to 800 pounds.  Each antler consists of a main beam with long, sharp-pointed prongs (points). The
main beam sweeps outward, upward, and backward. The points point forward. Bulls grow spikes.  An old bull's
antlers may be 5 feet long and weigh 25-40 pounds.
Elk with 10 points per antler have been observed.  Antlers are
bony outgrowths. They develop from and are cemented to two protuberances called pedicles on top of the skull.
Elk antlers are growing they are covered by a furry skin covering called velvet. The growing antlers and the
velvet are supplied with oxygen and nutrients by a network of blood vessels. Growth and hardening of the antlers is
completed in late July or August. In August, increased production of testosterone cuts off the blood supply to the
antlers and velvet. The velvet dies, dries up, and peels away.  

This print is treated with an ultra violent protective coating.    It will be mailed first class by the U.S.
Postal Service and insured.
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