I will be going on a photo shoot tomorrow and will not be sending my Photo of the Day for a couple of weeks.
While searching for images for today, I realized I had not shared any photos of caribou for a few years. Today's photos were scanned from slides that were taken in the early 80s when the Woodland Caribou herd on the Avalon Peninsula was quite healthy. I used to visit the St. Shott's area every year to photograph caribou and always saw LOTS of them. In recent years, however, I have been there twice and didn't see a single animal.
Though it was easy to see the caribou herd, which once numbered over 6 000 individuals, I often walked quite a distance from the road in order to capture decent images and stalked the animals as quietly as I could in order to get as close as possible. The large stags are more photogenic than the smaller females which have much smaller antlers.