The Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an animal of the high arctic tundra of Canada and Alaska. It can survive incredibly cold temperatures due to its unique fur which may be among the most warm of any mammal. It grazes on grasses and herbs and is able to dig through deep snow to find food. The Muskox images on this page were taken in and around Nome, Alaska, in June, 2012.
In this image four adults lead two calves across a rocky slope.
This resting animal woke up and stood to face me when we stopped a vehicle nearby.