A local resident draws a laugh from her daughter by donning the head of a musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) recently shot by her husband. Sport hunters are allowed to kill approximately 70 of these animals, once extinct in Alaska, per year.



A musk ox bull (Ovibos moschatus) charges at Joel Sartore, on Nunivak Island, Alaska. These animals descended from stock brought in from Greenland in 1935.

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