Mads Nordsveen, a wildlife photography enthusiast from Norway, recently captured photos that look like they are taken from some beautiful Christmas tale. He was on a hike in Oslo's vicinity when he noticed a very rare white baby deer.
"I was walking in the mountains looking for nice landscapes for my travel photography when out of nowhere I saw this adorable animal," the 24-year-old man said.
The photographer told the reporters that even though the snowy background almost entirely concealed the adorable deer, it did not attempt to hide from view and even "posed" for some photos. Take a look at some of them.
Nordsveen says that he got more than photos from experience: “He came very close to me, and we looked at each other straight in the eyes,” he recalled, “After some minutes, the mother of the white deer came out of trees just behind. It walked around for some minutes before running back to its mother. It was very magical and a fairy tale moment.”
White reindeer have a rare genetic mutation that removes pigment from their fur and allows them to blend into their snowy white surroundings. But they are different from albinos because they still have dark pigment in their antlers and eyes.
It’s not the first time this wildlife photographer was fortunate to meet wild animals in person. He also took pictures of Lynx and wolves he saw in Northern Norway.