DJI drones and a Canon 6D capture the majestic migration of 3500 reindeer in scenic Norway


posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM EDT


Photographer Jan Helmer Olsen used a drone to film an annual southward migration of 3500 reindeer in Norway. This annual migration takes the reindeer about two months to complete. Enduring temperatures as low as 5 degrees F during their journey, it is easy to understand why the reindeer move south.

Olsen's aerial photo equipment includes a DJI Inspire 1, DJI S800 and Canon 6D, and a DJI F550 with a GoPro. He most often uses the DJI Inspire 1. His other photo equipment includes Sony A7S, Canon T2i, and Sony Nex cameras. His lenses include Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-105mm f/4 lenses, a Sony 24-70mm f/4, and a Sigma 24mm f/1.4 and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Canon-mount lenses. 

Wild tundra reindeer, often referred to as caribou in North America, are now located only in parts of southern Norway. There are an estimated 30,000-35,000 wild reindeer left in Norway. There are also an estimated 100,000 reindeer handlers in Norway, who work with semi-domesticated reindeer.

To see more of Jan Helmer Olsen's work, be sure to visit his website.

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