Photographer's Note

Another meeting in my valley
There are some details that may interest in this photo of the metting with this very big reindeer bull.

I could see him coming over the moors some distant from my position, out hiking in my valley, in the central mountains of Norway (calling it “my valley” as I have my cottage up here for the last 20 years).

By his impressive horn with all the antlers I understood this bull was old and also alone.

Even if he was aware of me it did not seems to matter
- from seeing him some 300 meters away he closed in and was finally passing only some 20 meters from my position.

Quite an unusual behaviour as reindeers often avoid being to close to humans. And of course this is wildlife at the best: No park or protected region, no fences or any hindrance between him and me – just a meeting in the open nature up in the mountains.

Study his fur and you will see the old bull is changing from winter fur to summer fur (around head/neck).

..just another meeting in my valley :-)

We had good eye contact.. the reindeer and me: have a look at my workshop >>

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