Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Different Type Of Confrontation

Yesterday I featured a diorama that was about confrontation. So it is today, albeit somewhat different in nature. Muskoxen of the High Arctic are part of it. A curious sled dog is the other part.

A smaller diorama features a cutaway of the den of a Richardson's ground squirrel, a resident of the Prairies.


  1. Took me a minute to realize the first one is many animals, not one big animal with many feet. 😂

    The den picture makes me wonder what all is living underground around us.

  2. ...the sled dog may have been curious, but it would best to stay clear of those Muskoxen!

  3. Hello, another great exhibit. I love all the animals! Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

  4. I can imagine how warm that musk ox fur is.

  5. Lovely photos. Looking at the notice thumbnail, I thought the picture is ocean waves.

  6. Looking at the thumbnail photo, I thought the musk ox and snow are ocean rocks and waves.

  7. The muskox is covered by a very deep layer of hair and wool.

  8. Three muskox, one sled dog.. that's not good odds 😉 another wonderful diorama William ✨

  9. Lovely diorama photos ~ Wonderful exhibit ~

    Be Well, Be Safe,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. I like seeing the den of the squirrel, William!

  11. The muskox is beautiful and an impressive animal. There is a muskox farm up in Fairbanks that is part of the university. You can tour it, it's amazing to see them up close.

  12. Those muskoxes are impressive animals.

  13. Interesting diorama of under the ground view with Richardson’s ground squirrel!

  14. I see cutaways like the little ground squirrel's home, and wonder why they do not collapse from use.

  15. Muskoxen are well adapted for Arctic climates.

  16. Interesting dioramas. Have a good weekend.

  17. Fascinating to see the den …

    All the best Jan

  18. @Sandi: they do look like one big mass.

    @Tom: absolutely.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Maywyn: I can see that.

    @Red: it definitely is.

    @Grace: the dog is wise if it runs in that sort of situation.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Bill: I'd love to see them in the wild, but I've never been that far north.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Tamago: it is indeed.

    @Joanne: they must be good builders.

    @Kay: that they are.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Jan: it is, yes.