Photographer's Note

Here is a photo of reindeers along the Road 1 between Egilsstaðir and Mývatn lake. We took our telephotos, approached slowly and here is the work ! Iceland has very few mammals and only one is native : the arctic fox. Reindeers were introduced in Iceland from Norway and Lapland in 18th century at a time the island was hitten by a big famine. But reindeer breeing was a failure and they came back to wild state. Today there are about 3,000 reindeers in Iceland. Most of them live in the east of the country. There's a big chance you see some of them along the road (we met them 3 or 4 times in 2 days).

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1361 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)
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