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'Perfect Caribou Cresting'

Photo copyright Barry Girard - all rights reserved

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This near-perfect photo of a small barrenground caribou herd cresting a tundra hill on the Canadian barrenlands during the autumn color change
was taken by client/photographer Barry Girard during a
GCWA wildlife photo expedition to Canada's Far North. During the autumn beginning in late
the caribou bulls start to shed their antler velvet. During this period the antlers are tinged red with blood from the sheiding process, and
is called 'hanging bloody' (below). By mid-september just before the mating period, the antlers are usually velvet free and sun-bleached white again.

Caribou bulls 'hanging bloody' during the velvet shedding period / Photo copyright Steve Maka - all rights reserved



Click here to learn more about our special expeditions to see the great caribou migration in Canada's Far North


Click here to see a map of the migratory range of the Leaf River caribou herd in Nunavik Canada


Click here to check out Barry Girard's photo essay and trip review about his northern expedition with us



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