Roy Mangersnes - Lone bull
I just returned from a three day trip to Dovrefjell National Park, where Musk Oxen in winter landscapes were my main target. This time, however, I went with a slightly different approach. Normally I bring my biggest “gun” to get the intimate portraits of these ice age giants (see my previous Musk Ox images on the blog). These fascinating creatures live in one of the most beautiful national parks of Norway, and this my focus. I used nothing but a 70-200mm and a 16-35mm and worked with the landscape as it was presented to me. This was very rewarding in many ways. Firstly my sled was a lot lighter…, but also I was much more relaxed and focused on the scene in front of me while working. I also think I have a greater variety, and storytelling images, then I normally do in such a shoot, and more “keepers” for my archives. I should do this more often!
Tags: Dovrefjell, mountain, Musk Oxen, roy mangersnes, winter