|Title: "Stormy Day"
Elk | Pioneer Peak | Palmer, Alaska
Stock # PDC 033
Medium: Photography | Color Print on glossy paper
Size: 20" w by 16" h $ 95.00
Size: 14" w by 11" h $ 65.00
Description: Elk near Palmer, Alaska with Pioneer Peak in the background. 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.
The most prominent peak in the Mat-Su Valley is Pioneer Peak (6,500') located just outside the small
town of Palmer, Alaska. The Chugach Range borders the southeast side of the Mat-Su borough, the
Chugach Range forms a crescent that is 300 miles in length. Due to its close proximity to Alaska's
southcentral coastal waters, this range received the most snowfall than any other range in the world.
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. Postage, insurance and handling is included in the price above.
|Art World Plus | Artist Dianne Roberson
Alaskan Art by Alaskan Artist | Art World Plus Art Gallery