4 days ago
Is that snow I'm smelling?
This bull reindeer made for an impressive sight and an almost as good photo portrait. He is also, like the red deer, in the middle of the rut period this time of year.
The reindeer is the only cervid (deer, that is) species in which females grow antlers as well as males. The sizes of different reindeer subspecies vary a lot, but on average the bull reindeer's antlers are the second largest of any extant deer, after the moose; that's quite impressive, for these not so massive animals.