Natural World
arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
A sunset across the lake during winter thaw
Small Dragon
Road to adventure. Faroe Islands, Denmark.
Wine time
Jineteada
The Beach Praia da Ursa close to Cabo da Roca
Urban Sunrise
A curtained window on a pinkish building
Sunset at Put-in-Bay
Birds and a Bow
Ian in the the church inside Alaskaland/Pioneer Park
A caribou shedding its antler velvet next to a pile of sticks and logs.
Trumpeter Love
Climbing Eureka Dunes beneath the Last Chance Mountains.
Rolling Clouds at Sunset
Pollution of death...
Elusive
Orbits on which little bubbles transform into airplane and figures
The Beauty of the Concorde
Aston Martin
Storm coming in ready to cover the moon
Fangs of tundra...
Abstract hibiscus
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A caribou shedding its antler velvet next to a pile of sticks and logs.

The last day of my first time in Alaska I witnessed these caribou shedding the velvet on their antlers, I was captivated by how beautiful the somewhat gory sight was. The rain mixing with the blood on their antlers made these animals look ethereal to me, I continue to be blown away by how powerful they truly are as creatures, and this bloody process only emphasizes that fact.

TAGS: Alaska

photographer avatar
Kinnelon, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Samantha Flayderman.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 30, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 80D
Focal Length: 250mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America