Friday, April 22, 2016

Big Game

More of the displays around the Mammal Gallery today. Grizzlies start things off, followed by pronghorns and thinhorn sheep.

The moose is followed by bison and wolves.

While caribou, musk oxen, and a sled dog finish this set.


  1. Goodness me these are mega impressive displays William, especially the grizzleys, moose and bison.. HUGE beasts!

  2. @Linda: thank you.

    @Tomas: thanks.

    @Orvokki: thank you!

    @Tex: they are!

    @Marianne: I have had the pleasure to see some of them in the wild.

    @Grace: they certainly are big.

  3. Makes me think of the days when it's said the buffalo ruled the west.

  4. bears & moose, so so cool!!! me a fan-O! ha. haa!!! ( ;

  5. Canada certainly has a plethora of wonderful wild animals! Nice shots!

  6. Amazing images. I can't decide which one I like best...though I am partial to the moose!

  7. Awesome painting for the scenes in the diorama. There's only one of these I haven't seen ...thin horned mountain sheep...I've never even heard of these guys.

  8. @Revrunner: it would have been quite a sight to see herds in the hundreds of thousands. At least they were saved before it was too late.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Norma: the moose is a magnificent animal to see in the wild.

    @Sharon: it's quite an impressive critter- and one you don't want to be around in late fall!

    @Red: I'm editing the text- it's thinhorn sheep, not thin horned. They live in the far north, Alaska and the Yukon, and are also called Dall Sheep.

  9. Exciting pix with all the exotic animals!

  10. My favorite is always the natural history museums.

  11. Places like this impress themselves on our childhood imagination and stay with us in some deep way. Franklin Institute is mine. University of Pennsylvania with her mummies too! Thanks my friend

  12. The displays are very life like, I love this!

  13. I call these the "fish tank" style displays. It is hard to believe we have so many large animals left. Antlers can be so intimidating!

  14. @Jan: I was pleased that the paintings on the back walls really come alive in these shots.

    @Cheryl: thank you!

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Eve: I enjoy spending time in here.

    @Cloudia: I can never get tired of museums. I'm quite happy in them, and fortunately we have quite a few here.

    @Ciel: I do too.

    @Janis: antlers can be very intimidating in November or so when a moose is in the rutting season!

  15. Bears always look really lovely and moose just always look extraordinary with that head and antlers...

  16. Such wonderful images of these animals. So love the grizzlies in the first photo. A great perspective.

  17. Excellent variety of animals in this exhibit. My favorites are the bison and the moose.

  18. I've not heard the term "thinhorn" sheep before. If they're the same I've known those as "bighorn." These are really wonderful displays. I can see why you'd like this museum.

  19. Schöne Bilder von der Galerie der Säugetiere im Museum.


  20. Thanks for the show and tell exhibit. Very nice.

  21. @Geoff: they do.

    @Gemma: thanks!

    @Lois: they stand out.

    @Mari: definitely.

    @Kay: it's probably a different species.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Carolann: you're welcome.