On the road in Magerøya, Finnmark
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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