Musk Ox

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A collection of Musk Ox photographs.

Both male and female muskoxen have long, curved horns. Muskoxen stand 1.1 to 1.5 m (4 to 5 ft) high at the shoulder, with females measuring 135 to 200 cm (4.4 to 6.6 ft) in length, and the larger males 200 to 250 cm (6.6 to 8.2 ft). The small tail, often concealed under a layer of fur, measures only 10 cm (3.9 in) long. Adults, on average, weigh 285 kg (630 lb) and range from 180 to 410 kg (400 to 900 lb).

The Norwegian population on Dovrefjell (where theese images are made) is managed over an area of 340 km2 and in the summer of 2012 consisted of approximately 300 animals.

12 images in gallery.