A bull and cow caribou in the Alaskan Range mountains during the autumn rut.

- Image ID: H97NT4
Tim Plowden / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: H97NT4
The Nelchina herd winters north of the Alaska Range. Earlier in the year the Nelchina caribou herd gather in the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains in Interior Alaska. This is the calving grounds and summer range for the Nelchina herd. The Nelchina herd currently has a 20 year population high with than 48,700 animals, according to a state survey from July 2016.
Location: Alaska Range Mountains, Alaska, USA