Arnold traveled to northern Norway to photograph the annual reindeer roundup and slaughter, which happens each September.     Photo: Corey Arnold

Reindeer Games

On the road in Magerøya, Finnmark

This road to the North Cape of Europe was not far from the home of my interim Sami family on the Norwegian island of Magerøya in Finnmark. Sometimes a caravan of tour buses would come barreling down the road, or perhaps a few bicyclists who were near the end of a long journey. But more often than not the land was silent, and the animals went about their business as if the road was an extension of nature. This was a large reindeer buck, owned by the family that housed me, but free to roam for hundreds of miles in the Norwegian Arctic. 

TOOLS: Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm f1.2L, 1/250 second, f/4, ISO 100


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