Svalbard Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) young female in summer. The arctic tundra provides slim pickings for this tough Svalbard endemic. This is the smallest of the 7 subspecies of reindeer, being just about 1.5m long and about 0.80m at the shoulder. They are found are found in almost all non-glaciated areas of the Archipelago. Blomstrandhalvøya, Svalbard, Norway.
right month & year, unsure of exact day
Reindeer at Hardy's Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, IL.
09/05/2011, 2:06 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 160 (auto), Exp comp 0
The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer native to Arctic and Subarctic regions. This includes both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and at least one has already gone extinct.