Mad hairy cow

Scottish Highland Cow in low light

Of course I want to go out with my new camera. But that weather…. Grey, rain, iced rain, hardly any light… But two days ago it cleared up. I was at my dad’s place and wanted to practice my new camera a bit on the Scottish Highland Cows that are grazing in that area.A nice way to practice for my upcoming trip to Dovrefjell for Muskoxen. Those cows and oxen have more or less a similar size (the Muskoxen are a bit smaller in fact) and are also more or less as active.

When I arrived at the right place, the sun was already quite low on the horizon, giving a nice warm colour to the pictures and movie shots. While taking pictures isn’t much more difficult with my new camera (it’s still all about pressing that shutter button), filming is a whole new thing. Movement, manual focus, sound, all thing I normally didn’t have to worry about. The resulting movie isn’t of the quality I have in mind finally, but for the moment I’m quite pleased with it, especially the last shots. I hope you like it too.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


  • Ja, en echt “mad” zijn ze ook weer niet. Ik heb me geloof ik niet echt aan de aanbevolen 25m afstand gehouden en echt een probleem was dat ook weer niet.
    Maar dit is een uitdrukking die ik ergens gelezen heb (ik geloof dat dat wel om Muskusossen ging, wat nog minder klopt, dat zijn helemaal geen koeien), dus heb hem maar zo gelaten.


  • Voor stieren en koeien met kalfjes moet je altijd op je hoede zijn, maar verder zijn het makke dieren, ook al zien ze er met hun grote hoorns indrukwekkend uit.


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