Photo Hunt Contest #1 - Theme - Animals - Entry

in photoquesthunt •  last year  (edited)


Reindeer don't fly but they do sometimes have red noses!

Here are some interesting facts about these animals:

  • Reindeer or in North America called 'caribou' are the only species in which the females also grow antlers in order to defend food in small patches of cleared snow.
  • In colder climates the increase in blood flow in the nose will help keep the nose's surface warm, so that the air gets warm too before it gets to their lungs.
  • Golden eagles are the leading predator of caribou calves in the late spring and fall.
  • Caribou migrate over 3,000 miles in a year, more than any other land mammal.
  • Some subspecies have knees that make a clicking noise when they walk so the animals can stay together.

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Categoryanimalphotography
SettingsISO 50 1/1250sec f2.8
Cameraphantom 4
Lens21 mm
Locationnear an Icelandic glacier

photo taken by @bertokandi. All rights reserved 2018.

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I'll be searching for caribou here in Alaska this summer up north. Followed and upvoted!

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Wish you the best trip up to the north! can't wait to see your photos and read your words about your experiences!

Beautiful photograph bertokandi 👏 Female growing antlers is a good, impressive one... I know a useful fact about their beard- it drains the rain/snow water from their neck, so that the neck doesn't get frozen! I am totally amazed by their adaptation and am a big fan :)

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hey thanks for sharing this fact, i'm amazed by them too!

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^^

The things you learn on your travels through steemit. We have caribou in Canada but they are way up North:)

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and +1 fact: in animal symbolism reindeer means 'the outsider', a sensitive soul who can never fit in the world.

Good photo! Follow for you ;)

Awesome shot, and cool colors! Resteemed!

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yey! great news, much appreciated!

Beautiful.

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thank you!

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Beautiful creatures. Thanks for the fun facts! :)

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hey alevaskye :) thanks, and glad that you found them funny :)

Awesome high key shot

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thanks @kieranstone, always good to have you around :)

This is beautiful! And thanks for those interesting facts about caribou :) Never knew so much about them.

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haha, and so much more to know :)