May 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Picture of the Day: Water Cascading from a Moose’s Antlers

by twistedsifter




water cascading from a bull mooses antlers Picture of the Day: Water Cascading from a Mooses Antlers


Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find much about this beautiful photograph. It was submitted to Reddit by iDrinkYourShake, but a reverse image search on Google and Tineye did not produce any results.

What we do know is that it’s a bull (male) moose which means it’s probably massive (it’s the largest species in the deer family), and that you can distinguish a male moose by the antlers which have a leaf shape (thus the cascading water) as opposed to the twig-like antlers of other species in the deer family.

On average, an adult moose stands 1.4–2.1 m (4.6–6.9 ft) high at the shoulder. Males (or “bulls”) weigh 380–700 kg (840–1,500 lb) and females (or “cows”) typically weigh 200–360 kg (440–790 lb). The head-and-body length is 2.4–3.2 m (7.9–10 ft), with the vestigal tail adding only a further 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in). The largest of all the races is the Alaskan subspecies (A. a. gigas), which can stand over 2.1 m (7 ft) at the shoulder, has a span across the antlers of 1.8 m (6 ft) and averages 634.5 kg (1,396 lbs) in males and 478 kg (1,052 lbs) in females. Behind only the bison, the Moose is the second largest land animal in both North America and Europe. [Source: Wikipedia]