Title:     "Mat-Su Valley Autumn"

Bull Moose | Palmer, Alaska

Stock #  PDC 041

 Photography    |    Color Print on glossy paper

Size:  14" w by 11" h           $ 35.00          


Description:     A bull moose rest  in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska.  Moose are tall, long-legged and
heavy-bodied animals. They stand six to seven feet tall at the withers and can rest or sleep standing
upright.  On average, males, also called bulls, weigh around 1400 pounds, and females, called cows,
weigh around 950 pounds.  Distinguishing physical characteristics include large, widely spaced ears, a
large drooping nose with prehensile muzzle, a "bell" or dewlap on the throat, and a small tail.  The
subspecies found in Alaska, the tundra moose (Alces alces gigas).  Moose depend more on their acute
senses of hearing and smell to detect activity around them then they do on their vision. They exhibit
monoscopic vision that necessitates bodily compensation (moving of the head and rolling the eyes) to
assess objects at close range.  Antlers play a key role in visual signaling in moose, over long distances
and in open landscape, antlers can very effectively reflect light, especially when their velvet is shed in
the fall.

This print is treated with an ultra violent protective coating.  It will be rolled and inserted into a mailing
tube.   It will be mailed first class by the U.S. Postal Service and insured. Postage, insurance and
handling is included in the price above.
Art World Plus  |  Artist Dianne Roberson

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