Photo: Muskoxen Pose for Family Portrait in the Rain

Muskoxen standing in the rain

Rick Derevan / flickr

Our majestic photo of the day comes from Nome, Alaska. What a wonderful family portrait this is. Taken by Rick Derevan, this noble trio of muskoxen, Ovibos moschatus, stands stalwartly in the rain, which is really no match for their thick coats. Rick writes that he went to Nome with some of his photography friends, "One of our prime objectives was to photograph Musk Ox babies," he says. "The first time we found one of the herds, it was in a rainstorm, pictured here." Mission accomplished! Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.