Tom,Vidar and Bent.15-18.March 2012

This was a test. 4 days inland to try and get some Ptarmigans in winter plumage. Not easy!! At Flatanger we had like a spring but after 4 hours driving we thought we where lost in artic Norway!!

Some places 4 meters of snow but mostly 2 meters deep snow. What could we see and photograph?

My guests Tom, Vidar and Bent became afraid that this was a big mistake. They had a flight from Oslo and than 5 hours drive to see nothing than snow. But it was not that bad.

We had a wonderful stay close in the most spectacular plase you can dreem about. Great snow covered mountains, deep white snow, lots of Ptarmigans and landscaps but also beautiful sesions with the white Stoat.

It’s not easy to walk in this snow:-) Bent had a fall and in the pictures you can see who are friends and not.

Vidar had a good laughter when Bent nearly broken his foot. But than you see who are a friends and who’s not. Tom droped his camera to help Bent while Vider continued shooting Ptarmigans.

Sunday morning we had a meeting with the Eider Ducks before i drow my guests back to the airport.

Thank you Tom, Vidar and Bent. This was a great weekend and so much fun and great stories. Still smiling. This is a trip i will do in the future and if someone would like to meet the Ptarmigans in winter plumage, get in touch.

Back home i had to feed “my” Otter. She was hungry. I must make a swimming pool for here!! Ole

Had to try!!

Some times i have to go to the nearest town Namsos. Dentist is expencive and not fun at all. When you still have your own teeth you realy have to go there!! I have a few. This morning I was busy, but my Nikon was in the car.

Beautiful day, and in a frozen fjord only about 20km from Lauvsnes I saw something on the ice, OTTER!! Shit, i am not dressed for be a wildlifephotographer this morning so I took a few shots from the car. DOTT on the ice. Have to get a litle bit closer. Shoes in the deep snow and than try to get as low as a man in my age can be.

Some cars passing and I can feel the eyes from people thinking ,”this must be a Bearde Seal”. But i am focused. Otter is coming closer, he mybe think I am a Seal!!

But when he is 3 meters away from me he can see and smell that this clumsy, funny body on the ice is not funny at all. Otter drops the Plaice and he is gone.

Just a great start!! Wet, frozen but now i am ready for the dentist.Yahaaa!!! 🙂

PS! The last picture is from an Otter I have in the barn!! He moved in about two months ago. Dont know why but i must try to be his friend. I give him fish every day. He have meet a person who would love to be a friend!! So lucky to live here!!! Ole