Friday, February 29, 2008

More photos from Lapland

Reindeer! In the wild, on top of Levi Fell. It must be a pretty marginal existence for a grazing animal at this time of the year. These were in a group of five, apparently grazing through the snow on the top. The temperature was about -16C, and with windchill probably down to around -25C or so.
The previous day, there had been pretty steady, wet snow, and in the wind, the snow had stuck to everything, particularly on top of the fell (and under our ski boots). The combination of wind and driving wet snow made these remarkable snow sculptures on top of the fell, from the stunted conifers there.