Friday, February 28, 2014

Swirling reindeer caught on camera

Jan Helmer Olsen, a drone photography enthusiast from Karasjok in northern Norway, last week shot Sami herders splitting up their reindeer, beautifully bringing out the swirling geometry of the herd.

Norway's 37,000 ethnic Sami people still live mainly in their ancestral lands in the country's far-North, with many still making a living by traditional reindeer herding.

While not considering himself Sami, Olsen said he had two Sami grandparents and was married to an ethnic Sami woman.

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He said that while his drone photography was "just a hobby", it involved getting two-year fly permits from the Norwegian authorities.

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