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The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a deer from the Arctic and Subarctic, including both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and one (or two, depending on taxonomy) has already gone extinct.
Reindeer vary considerably in color and size. Both sexes grow antlers, though they are typically larger in males. There are a few populations where females lack antlers completely.
The females usually measure 162–205 cm (64–81 in) in length and weigh 80–120 kg (180–260 lb) The males (or "bulls") are typically larger (although the extent to which varies in the different subspecies), measuring 180–214 cm (71–84 in) in length and usually weighing 159–182 kg (350–400 lb), though exceptionally large males have weighed as much as 318 kg (700 lb). Shoulder height typically measure from 85 to 150 cm (33 to 59 in), and the tail is 14 to 20 cm (5.5 to 7.9 in) long. The subspecies R. t. platyrhynchus from Svalbard island is very small compared to other subspecies (a phenomenon known as insular dwarfism), with females having a length of approximately 150 cm (59 in), and a weight around 53 kg (120 lb) in the spring and 70 kg (150 lb) in the autumn. Males are approximately 160 cm (63 in) long, and weigh around 65 kg (140 lb) in the spring and 90 kg (200 lb) in the autumn. The reindeer from Svalbard are also relatively short-legged and may have a shoulder height of as little as 80 cm (31 in), thereby following Allen's rule.
Domesticated reindeer are shorter-legged and heavier than their wild counterparts.
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I think some strong colour cast is present and some loss of detail in the highlight area, even then I like the spirit of the image.
- [2012-04-14 10:23]
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Fine well composed capture of this group of Reindeer. Nice sharpness and natural colours bu8t the snow is a little too blue.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,
Frumoasa imagine din nordica Scandinavie. Compozitia si cadrul natural sunt excelente aici. Felicitari!
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