Title: "Alaska Wild Honey"
by Alaskan Artist Dianne Roberson
Elk | Palmer, Alaska
Stock # PD 042
Medium: Photography | Color Giclee Print on photo 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 are 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. While 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. The print will be rolled and inserted into a mailing tube. It will be mailed first
class by the U.S. Postal Service or UPS and insured. Questions? contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Copyright 2006 © Dianne Roberson. All rights reserved.
Alaskan Art by Alaskan Artist Dianne Roberson