Surpise Reindeer

Equipment Info
PENTAX K-1
410mm / f/8 / 1/400 sec. / ISO 800
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Artic Circle
Brief Directions

Drive along route E6, the main north-south road in northern Norway. Keep on the lookout for reindeer near the Arctic Circle, a region with rolling, brush covered hills and few towns.

Description

While driving past the Artic Circle in northern Norway in September, my wife and I saw two small herds of wild reindeer, the first time we had seen wild reindeer. Much to our surprise, in each herd was a rare, white reindeer. There white fur is caused by a genetic abnormality in their skin or fur. They are not true albinos since they do not lack pigmentation in their eyes. The brush in autumn colors provided a nice background for the reindeer's white fur.

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Date Added
November 27, 2020
Date Taken
September 14, 2019