Reindeer are Real

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Some may say a treeless landscape is bleak. I like it. Perhaps its the ability to see far and spot animals, like these run-away reindeer brought to Iceland by the Norse. A treeless landscape with reindeer, fog and lichen is good.

A Cold Storm

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There is something beautiful about a cold dark storm. I took this photo without a tripod as I stood (or tried to stand) on the southern shore of Iceland, braced against a volcanic cliffside while the arctic winds and sea spray rammed against the rocks. It was definitely a shot clumsily taken while in retreat, but some of my greatest photos have been taken while running away!

The Hunt

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The wolves swirled around the herd of bewildered bison, as if to confuse them. I myself could not keep track of them as the wove in and out of the forest, appearing and disappearing. They would often circle the bison to look for weaknesses – a chance for a meal. The wolves were hungry. So were the bison. So was I. So I ate a cliff bar… and watched.

Into the Open

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Although wolves are in the area, this elk emerges from the ice fog and braves the open snowfield.

Standing Still

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As the geysers have come to life, the forest dies from the flood of hot water.

Wolf on the Prowl

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An aging alpha male plows through the snow on its way to a nearby bison herd. The wolf sinks into the snow a little, but a bison sinks even further…

Furry and Fierce

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Some of our planet’s fiercest females are the bison. They raise their young in sub-zero environments while foraging on the fragile ground around boiling thermal plumes.