Getting ready

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Spitsbergen Reindeer

Each October/November the male Reindeer shed their antlers. In spring they start to grow again to be ready for the rut somewhere in September/October. This male Spitsbergen Reindeer was getting ready for it. The antler was big enough and stopped growing, now time to get rid of the velvet covering it so he’s ready to fight over the females…

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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