Title:     "Awesome Beast"

Elk | Palmer, Alaska

Stock #  PD 430

Medium:    
 Photography    |    Color  Print on glossy paper

Size:  20" w by 16" h          $ 45.00             


Size:  14" w by 11" h           $ 35.00            

Description:    A beautiful elk male standing in the snow alone.  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.
Art World Plus  |  Artist  Dianne Roberson

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