Nap Time

Male caribou (Rangifer tarandus) dozes in late afternoon sun. Caribou have the second largst antlers among the deer family (Cervidae). Moose (Alces alces) have the largest antlers. Caribou are unique in that females may have antlers, although the prevalence and size of antlered females varies by species. Antler architecture varies by species and, together with pelage differences, can often be used to distinguish subspecies.

Technical Details

EF 200-400mm @ 343mm; f/13 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100

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I kinda love sleeping wildlife! It captures a habitat moment.

Thank you, Ms .Steelman. Almost all wildlife species are light sleepers and easily aroused, especially prey animals and particularly herbivores. In order to photograph one of these sleepers, one must be as quiet and stealthy as possible when approaching them. Otherwise you may only get a photo of the animals butt as it runs away, or an angry animal running right at you. Long lenses help improve the odds of capturing an image of a peaceful beast.