Title:     "Imposing Ways"

© Alaskan Artist Dianne Roberson

Elk | Palmer, Alaska

Stock #  PD 411

Medium:     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. 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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