A Gentle Sparring Moment
Softly swirl did the airy flakes of snow as the amply-antlered bull Svalbard Reindeer casually approached a nearby member of the herd. What he instigated next was a gentle sparring moment. It was not a “battle royal” for social position. That had already come to fruition. Instead, the perpetrator simply was exerting and reinforcing his dominance.
~ Anecdote and Svalbard Reindeer capture, A Gentle Sparring Moment © Jerry L. Ferrara, Spitsbergen, Norway.