“I was in Svalbard staying in an old trappers’ cabin,” writes Your Shot contributor Bjorn Anders Nymoen. “I was on my way to go out fishing in a nearby lake when I suddenly got this follower. I had forgotten my wide-angle lens back in the cabin, and after a while he was actually too close. I wanted to catch the colors of the flowers and take advantage of my 300mm lens, so I lay down on the ground to get a nice depth of view.”
Nymoen, whose shot was a Daily Dozen selection, has been working with Arctic wildlife for 20 years. “I’m still fascinated when animals just pop up while you’re changing a lens, charging batteries, and so on. Everything is unpredictable, and that’s what I love about the Arctic.”
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