Musk Ox

A heavy storm is blowing the snow from the mountains over the ground. The temperature is almost below 20. I wear a pair of baseline gloves to be able to operate the camera but after some pictures I have to put my fingers back into the thick mittens and try to warm them up again because the feeling in my fingers is almost gone. The Musk Oxen don’t care about the „little wind“, they are walking around and digging in the snow for some lichens to eat. They are perfectly adapted to the harsh and demanding conditions in the arctic winter.
Beside the cold, the experiences to be out there, alone with these survivors of the Ice Age, were amazing and I really enjoyed the day’s with the Musk Oxen.

Image Details

Location: Dovrefjell National Park / Norway
Date: March 16th 2013
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 + TC 20 III
Focal Length: 600mm
Exposure: 1/1600
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400

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