Musk ox

Musk ox is assuredly a weird animal. They look a bit like a bison, but they are much smaller. As a matter of fact, they are more a goat with a long coat than a cow (the hair is a good protection against cold weather).

Musk ox

Boeuf musqué

It’s not easy to approach them (we saw a few of them frightened by human presence at a couple of kilometers distance), but an isolated individual at the end of its life is easier on the photographer.

 

Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus, bœuf musqué).
Dundas Harbour, Nunavut, Canada.
August 2016.

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