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Snow's Gone

Snow’s Gone
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Enjoying the fleeting bounty of high summer on Arctic tundra, muskox bulls graze on grasses and sedges, storing energy for the rutting season and the long winter to follow. With temperatures that can climb to nearly 70F (21C), the heavily insulated muskoxen shed a layer of warmth—the underwool, or qiviut, a light, soft material that Inuit people harvest to sell and to make into sweaters and scarves.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Apo-Telyt-R Module 560mm f/4
Weather Conditions: Overcast skies
Time of Day: Not recorded
Lighting Techniques: Not recorded


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