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Rangifer tarandus

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Visiting the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd with it's freely roaming Reindeer is an exceptional experience as you can really get in touch with them - stroking and feeding utterly allowed. Glacier - the pictured white Reindeer - was something special - the last to arrive and always slightly apart from the rest - a calm lady with sedated manner. Finally allowing for Fish-Eye images getting very close to the cuddlesome nose. She died little after our visit age-related. She still remains special in our memories.

EOS 7D, Walimex 8/3.5, 1/400, ISO640; RAW

Please also check in the Picture of the month section - 10/2011