2022 Edition

Knut M. Selmer

Svalbard Reindeer in Action, 2021


Category - Polar Wonders

Svalbard Reindeer in Action, 2021

A doctor by profession, I live and work in Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. During the pandemic, the tourists left and we rediscovered the wilderness of the Arctic. This photograph was taken in October. At this time of the year, the nights fall earlier. It is also the end of the mating season. I lay on the frozen ground for a long time to capture this scene of the two male reindeer fighting. But it was worth it!

500 mm f/4.0 Lens - 1/3200 sec at f/4.5 ISO 800