Title:     "Delicate Moment"

© Alaskan Artist Dianne Roberson


Elk | Palmer, Alaska

Stock #  PD 409

Medium:     Photography    |   Color
Print on glossy paper

Size:  20" w by 16" h          $ 45.00       


Size:  14" w by 11" h           $ 35.00       

Description:     Two elk smelling each other's noses.  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 coating.  It will be rolled and inserted into a mailing tube.  I will
also insert a sheet with information about this print.  It will be mailed first class by the U.S. Postal Service and insured.
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