Wednesday, 20 February 2013


I always love the muffled sound of snow in the forest and can just imagine these reindeer padding through it, looks like they are eating their winter diet of lichen.  It is a very atmospheric postcard.  If you like snow apparently the best time to go to here (Finland) is late February or early March when there is much sunshine, its not so cold and snow is guaranteed.  Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are called in Finnish Poro.  It is thought that they are the only mammal that can see ultraviolet light which helps them survive in the winter by being able to see objects in sharp contrast.

1 comment:

Scriptor Senex said...

It certainly is atmospheric.