Camping guests

By: Arjen Drost

Jul 26 2011


Category: mammals, nature, Photography, Polar


Focal Length:400mm
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Spitsbergen Reindeer

Last year I hoped to get some pictures of Spitsbergen Reindeer from the campsite. As there is a lot of vegetation on the campsite, there are often reindeer passing by. However last year I didn’t see any there. Today I had better luck. I was just about to take some picture of flowers (despite the strong wind) when I saw two Reindeer walking towards me. I quickly changed my macro-lens for my tele and positioned myself a little ahead of the Reindeer. I hoped they would just continue walking in the same direction, so they would have to pass me. This plan worked. They came closer and closer and  after a while they walked just at a few meters of me. This enabled me to take some nice pictures and a bit of movie. Hopefully they’ll be back some more time, so I can more footage, but I’m happy with this already.

Here only the picture as I still have to edit the movie.

7 comments on “Camping guests”

  1. Prachtig! Mooi in het licht, mooie scherptediepte. Hoop nog veel fraaie foto’s van Spitsbergen te zien (ben helemaal jaloers)!

  2. Leuke plaat, vind de omgeving hier ook altijd zo mooi passen.

  3. hey, nice pictures of my neigbours! 😉

  4. Goede scherptediepte! Mooie foto en weer een goed verhaal.

  5. I like your photography!!

  6. pretty thing!

  7. Wow. An incredible picture.

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