Photo of a reindeer hiding behind a rock

Reindeer staring game

  • Taken: September 12, 2015 21:11
  • Location: Sarek National Park, Northern Sweden - Map

This photo was taken on top of Skierfe cliff in Sarek. It was actually pretty scary because right behind me was over 100m deep fall down to valley. IF the reindeer would have snapped he could have push me off the cliff easily. Luckily he was quite relaxed fella and we got along good.

Tip: Reindeer are not pets. They are domesticated but they have will of their own. So don’t try to pet them and treat them respectfully so they will return the favor. If you mess up with the herd there is nowhere to escape in rugged landscape. Usually they are fine though. Just don’t go between mother and the young ones.

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  • Aperture ƒ/6.3
  • Focal length 240mm
  • ISO 250
  • Shutter speed 1/500s