European wildlife: Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) in a snowy landscape, Dovrefjell National Park, Norway.
This image is quite special... it looks like it was made in a studio as there are no distractions... just the animal with gorgeous detail in its fur in a white landscape... and it is looking at the viewer as if instructed by me, the photographer. But then there are the snow flakes in front of the animal and ice and snow clumps in its fur... a reminder we are still outside in the cold, wind and snow with real wildlife!
Background information on how the image was made: The animal was standing at a ridge on the edge of a snow field. The white background is the snow covered mountain across the valley. Because of the open aperture and the distance to the mountain, there is no detail visible of the mountain in the background... it has become an even smooth white canvas as a backdrop for the subject.
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