Roy Mangersnes - Winter Reindeer

Roy Mangersnes - Winter Reindeer

I know there has been a few cold days in Europe, but compared to a normal winter this one seems to be a mild and wet one. While Europe has been freezing, there has been heavy rains on Svalbard in the Arctic. Now the cold is back and the ground is covered with solid ice. The result is horrible for the Svalbard Reindeer, who can't get to their food below the frozen blanket. Hundreds, maybe thousands are expected to die. These two Svalbard reindeer was photographed northwest on Spitsbergen as they were enjoying themselves in -25C a couple of years ago. I hope I will be able to experience a cold winter day like this again one day.

Location: Spitsbergen, Norway

Posted on 17.02.2012
Photo info - 26.03.2009: NIKON D3, 500 mm, ISO 400, f 5.6, 1/1250 sec
Tags: Reindeer Roy Mangersnes Spitsbergen Svalbard wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes - Winter Reindeer

Roy Mangersnes - Winter Reindeer

I know there has been a few cold days in Europe, but compared to a normal winter this one seems to be a mild and wet one. While Europe has been freezing, there has been heavy rains on Svalbard in the Arctic. Now the cold is back and the ground is covered with solid ice. The result is horrible for the Svalbard Reindeer, who can't get to their food below the frozen blanket. Hundreds, maybe thousands are expected to die. These two Svalbard reindeer was photographed northwest on Spitsbergen as they were enjoying themselves in -25C a couple of years ago. I hope I will be able to experience a cold winter day like this again one day.

Location: Spitsbergen, Norway

Posted on 17.02.2012
Photo info - 26.03.2009: NIKON D3, 500 mm, ISO 400, f 5.6, 1/1250 sec
Tags: Reindeer Roy Mangersnes Spitsbergen Svalbard wildlife photography