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Bone Cold

Bone Cold
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

An eerie face peers skyward from the snow—a muskox long dead and partly buried, its boss of horn and bone resembling a strange woolen cap. Death often takes muskoxen during the late winter, when food is scarce or covered with snow and the animals are weak from the long season’s privation. Muskoxen live about 20 years; their skulls may lie exposed to sun and wind for decades.

Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Elmarit-R 19mm f/2
Weather Conditions: Clear skies
Time of Day: Midnight
Lighting Techniques: Not recorded

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