Roy Mangersnes - Shake it
Just about one year ago I spent some time in Dovrefjell NP in Norway working on Musk Oxen. We were shooting a film project and our purpose was to portray this amazing creature in its winter habitat, hoping to find the inner soul of the ice age giant. To find this we were of course hoping for some rough weather. Were we lucky! During three days we had gale force winds, minus 20-30 degrees, snow drift and 18 very co-operable animals. At one point is was snowing heavily and the animals were laying down to protect themselves. I found one of the big males and waited by his side. After a while another animal came over bumped into him, almost to signal his dominance. “My guy” stood up and shook like only a Musk Ox bull can shake, snow flying all over. The last couple of frames of this series actually has nothing but snow in it. I believe this shot shows the ice-age giant as I know it, and it also show the extreme environment these creatures survive under.
Tags: Musk ox, roy mangersnes, snow, winter