MUSK OXEN PICTURES
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Found in herds in the snow-covered Arctic, these majestic giants make for fantastic photography subjects. Enjoy these photos and get an insight into their behavior. At the bottom of this page, you will find more details of these wonderful animals, and how climate change affects them.
MUSK OXEN PICTURES
Pictures of the Musk Oxen, the Arctic giant.
With a local name that translates to ‘the bearded one,’ the Arctic Musk Ox is a large herbivore weighing up to 800 pounds. They adapt to the Arctic with several layers of hair, and it’s signature horns are a deadly weapon (and make for a significant focus during photography!). You can find herds in the Arctic region. To see one in the flesh is astonishing – it’s remarkable what Mother Nature is capable. I had the privilege to photograph them first in Norway than in the Canadien arctic. I was mesmerized each time I came face to face with them. Their coat, a mix of black, grey, and brown, includes long guard hairs that almost reach the ground. Natives living in the arctic region generally use the musk ox wool or musk ox yarn due to the length, softness, and warmth, provides. They have a very thick layer of horn on top of their forehead that works as a shield for the head butting the mails do for dominance.
Shot in: Norway
How climate change affects the Musk Ox
Muskoxen are inexorably linked to climate stressors in the Arctic. They do not adapt very well to warm weather temperatures and they are feeling the brunt of CLIMATE CHANGE. Due to climate change, it’s been found that newborn musk ox has a smaller head size. Pregnant Musk oxen are more vulnerable and risk starving due to climate change which leads to death or population decrease. Musk ox can push through the loose powdery snow aside with their snout and legs, but when rain falls on top of snow and then refreezes, it forms a hard layer of ice. Muskoxen cannot break through this ice so they struggle to find food. Like many animals, they are forced to migrate northwards as warming temperatures force them to find new habitats. In the near future, they could run out of places to retreat to.
Order your Musk Ox prints from Ejaz Khan Earth
These musk ox photographs make for ideal decor, for home, office or establishment. They show so much power and strength just looking at them gives me high energy. Though I prefer them on a metallic Kodac paper we have sold a few on fine art matt paper they are also available to order in a variety of sizes, print material, and framing options.
Conservation: How we help animals affected by climate change.
As a fashion photographer, I pay the models. As a wildlife photographer, I can not pay the animals. I’ve developed relationships with conservation organizations such as the Wolf Conservation Center, Cana Foundation, and World Animal Protection. A percentage of all print sale is given to these organizations. When you purchase a print for your home decor, you are directly helping the animals.
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FAQ about the Musk Ox
Q: Where does the musk ox live?
A: The musk ox lives in the frozen Arctic and roams the tundra.
Q: What are some interesting musk ox facts?
A: Musk ox fur is very long and its thick outer coat can reach nearly 40 inches long.
Q: What does the musk ox eat?
A: The musk ox eats mainly moss, roots, and plants along with flowers and grasses during the summer season.
Q: Where can I shop for musk ox pictures?
A: Our collection of musk ox pictures can be purchased in different sizes ranging from 8 inches height to 43.5 inches.
Q: How fast does the musk ox run?
A: An adult musk ox can run 37 mph.