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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.

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.


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