Thursday, February 4, 2021

All Creatures Great And Small

A species that undertakes great migrations each year is the caribou. A diorama features several of them, and even more painted into the background. 


From a big species to a small one. There are three small dioramas in this passage, and this is the first one, featuring a collared pika, a small critter of the far north.

31 comments:

  1. The caribou is a beautiful animal. Would be interesting to read more about it.

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  2. Beautiful. Will check if our museum allows visitors...

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  3. The caribou diorama as quite fetching.

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  4. One of the great wildlife migrations I have always dreamed of seeing is of the caribou in our north. I have never done so and at this stage in my life probably never will, unfortunately.

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  5. Sounds crazy, but I didn't know that the reindeer in North America isn't also called caribou!

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  6. @Nancy: they are magnificent.

    @Iris: I hope our museums reopen by month's end.

    @Anvilcloud: I agree.

    @David: I'd like to see it.

    @Ella: it is.

    @Jan: they are.

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  7. Those are really well done dioramas. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. ...that would make a great title for a TV show!

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  9. Caribou were a common sight when we lived in the interior of Newfoundland.

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  10. I'm thrilled to see such beautiful dioramas. Great craftsmanship!

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  11. Those caribou are beautiful animals.

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  12. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Tom: as it has.

    @Marie: lucky!

    @Barbara: I agree.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Sharon: they are.

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  13. The dioramas both big and small here and last post are so beautifully presented William, so interesting to see 💙

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  14. A herd of caribou is an amazing sight.

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  15. I like your shadow with the flash and the critters behind !

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  16. Nice photos of the exhibit. Caribou antlers are fancier and more commanding than deer antlers.

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  17. Beautiful Caribou and I always have loved Pika's.

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  18. Lovely diorama showing the caribou.

    All the best Jan

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  19. @Grace: thanks!

    @Red: no doubt.

    @Jennifer: they are.

    @Gattina: thank you.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Bill: they stand out.

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you.

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  20. Beautiful critters ~ sad they had to caught ~ oh well.

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. William - caribou are majestic. I am especially fascinated by the intricate nature of the antlers! We have seen pikas in Montana and Idaho - they are adorable, and always on the move!

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  22. And squirrels will still be here when everyone else is gone. :-)

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  23. It's quite dramatic. I can only imagine seeing them in person!

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  24. i can hear their call ...very cool. ( ;

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