There are many photographers who spend their whole careers looking for that one perfect shot, but not all of them will ever have the great luck to find what they have been looking for. However, there are certain people who do not need to search at all. They don’t have to do anything special to experience the extraordinary moment; all they have to do is seize the chance when it presents itself. That sums it up well.
Photographer Mads Nordsveen from Oslo was out walking with his friends in Norway when he got sight of an intriguing creature: it was a reindeer calf that was all white and was wandering about in the deep snow. To tell you the truth, he nearly blended in with the dazzling white backdrop, but it’s impossible to overlook such a magnificent creature even if he did try.
In spite of his apparent attempt to blend in with his surroundings, the young reindeer didn’t show any fear when he was among people. He had no intention of fleeing or of fighting the unknown men. Because of his kind attitude and positive outlook on life, Nordsveen couldn’t help but fall in love with that little boy right away. He didn’t seem to mind posing for the camera for a little while either.
“He was fairly comfortable when he realized that I was calm and friendly,” the photographer, who was 24 years old, said of the subject. “It seemed very much as if he had posed for the photo. He had a lively and curious personality. Like a small adventurer.”
However, their happy encounter didn’t last very long. They soon parted ways when the calf’s mother appeared a short while later after she had been away.
“After some minutes, the mother of the baby reindeer came out of the trees right behind,” he added. “After that, the baby reindeer ran off.”
Despite this, Nordsveen would never be able to forget the fantastic meeting they had.
There are very few wild white reindeers. Although they have flawless white coats, it is easy to tell that they are not albinos due to the presence of black pigment in their eyes and antlers. In point of fact, it is a rare genetic abnormality that causes their fur to lose all of its color, so leaving them colorless.