In search for Muskoxen, part III

By: Arjen Drost

Mar 04 2010

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Category: mammals, Photography trip, Trip Report, winter

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Aperture:f/10
Focal Length:420mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/800 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

Snowscapes are nice but the goal of the trip was to find and photograph Muskoxen. We were very lucky to see the first ones (at a large distance) already on the first morning. It took us 3 more days to come anywhere near them. This picture was taken on the morning before we got really close. Even though the animals are impressive up close, they are just a small dot in the wide landscape of the fjell. This picture also shows the difficulties they have to find food in winter. Almost everything is snow-covered and only a few places have a little bit of lichen available.

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