Caribou Cow and Calf - Rangifer tarandus (Cervidae) near Donnelly, AK (Hwy 4)

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Comments (13)

walkaboutwest on October 20, 2007

Thank you hamzars!

Manfred1220 on October 20, 2007

At Eve wills one finds again and again wonderful wild animal photos!

Greetings of Vienna, Manfred

©junebug on October 21, 2007

Very beautiful and precious picture, Eve! Thanks for sharing! Greetings, Anne

Margrit M. Berger (S… on October 21, 2007

Great scene! Beautiful photo, Eve!


walkaboutwest on October 21, 2007

Thank you so much, Manfred, Anne and May. I like this photo because I enjoyed watching the calf. We were able to see quite a large hard of caribou cross the road, however the little fellow had never seen pavement before and refused to cross with the herd. It took quite a while before his mother returned to fetch him and persuaded him to walk across the pavement.

Ryan Calhoun on October 21, 2007

Great photo, Eve, and you have a cute story to go with it. It's a wonderful experience to watch a young animal learn something new for the first time.

Cheers, Ryan

Arturo García on October 28, 2007

Dear Eve, your last incorporations are wonderful. When I have seen these two caribous I have returned to become reconciled with the Earth, the son follows to the mother and it sight it with respect and many tenderness; with these scenes I recover the pleasure of living in this world, but it is necessary to go almost out of it, to the limits of Alaska. I see a good mantle of snow for the epoch though today I have seen the first snow in Sierra Nevada, on its higher mount, the Mulhacen. In this Province of Granada, it is possible to pass from the snow almost perpetual of Sierra Nevada to the subtropical cultures of the coast in only 40 km in straight line. Thanks for sharing so many beauty, please do not stop of looking at the world.

Un abrazo de tu buen amigo de Granada, Arturo.

Tjeert.Mensinga © on November 7, 2007

Hi Eve. Lovely shot,there must be a lot of animal traffic,because of all the tracks in the snow!? I hope to see once Alaska,but i think it wil be on G.E. and therefore your pics gives a good impression!

Greetings from Holland!! Tjeert.

walkaboutwest on November 8, 2007

Thank you for your comments, Ryan. It was the first time I've seen Caribou that close, so I was happy to get the photo.

Arturo, como siempre, tus palabras son como la poesia, y un placer para mi leer. Gracias por escribir!

Tjeert, thank you for your visit. There were many caribou tracks here, and many animals had passed by. We saw at least one hundred animals that day. There were also moose (but I think you call them elk in Europe), coyote, fox and wolf tracks here, too. Alaska is lovely, but it does not have many photos because not many people live there.

Arturo García on November 11, 2007

The pleasure is to see your photos, Eve, with they the words go out alone.

Un abrazo, Arturo.

Chip Stephan on November 21, 2007

Another great shot, Eve.

Ilona Serwicka on May 28, 2009


You took a wonderful photograph. I'm pleased to see that there are still places which weren't destroyed by human and the industry.



Colegio Juana de Arc… on August 18, 2014

Hermosa imagen, supongo que estuviste esperando un buen tiempo para obtener esta imagen, no son fáciles de encontrar estos animales. Felicidades por todo tu trabajo, tienes fotos muy hermosas.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 14, 2007
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H2
    • Taken on 2007/10/13 15:05:35
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash