Fall trip to Dovrefjell and Flatanger 2012

At this year’s September trip to Dovrefjell I was guide for an international group of wildlife photographers; Danny Green (UK), Yann Muzika (Japan/France) and Tom Dyring (Norway). The goal at Dovre Mountain was, of course, the Musk Ox.

For Danny, the Musk Ox was a must for his upcoming book; “The Long Journey North”, and for them all the Musk Ox was a new experience. And we did find the prehistoric animals, even though they gave us some hard work since they were longer into the mountains than expected. Nevertheless, we did the lavvu camping, we did the hiking every day, and we did get the pictures. For me, who has been at Dovrefjell many times before, I just enjoyed being there again and tried to do my images in “new angles”.

After five days at Dovrefjell we finished our mountain trip section at Forollhogna, before Yann and I went further north to Flatanger for White Tailed Eagle photography from boat with Ole Martin Dahle. As usual Flatanger did not disappoint us, and we got some marvelous September light with the eagles and a variety of other animals and birds.

Below you will find some images from the trip. Please click on the images to enlarge and see them in 1400px quality. Please feel free to leave your comments below if you like.

Thank you guys for a great trip!

White Tailed Eagle. Flatanger, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 300/2.8 VRII + 1.4 converter, 1/2500 sec at f/8. -2/3 EV, ISO 3200.White Tailed Eagle. Flatanger, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 300/2.8 VRII + 1.4 converter, 1/8000 sec at f/8. -1/3 EV, ISO 900.

White Tailed Eagle. Flatanger, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 300/2.8 VRII, 1/2000 sec at f/8. +2/3 EV, ISO 1800.

Herring Gull. Flatanger, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 300/2.8 VRII + 1.4 converter, 1/8000 sec at f/5.6. -1/3 EV, ISO 2800.

Musk Ox in September snow. Dovrefjell, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRII, 1/320 sec at f/8. +1,7 EV, ISO 720.

Musk Ox. Dovrefjell, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 600/4 VR, 1/800 sec at f/5.6. ISO 1100.

Team photo (from left): Arnfinn Johansen, Yann Muzika, Danny Green and Tom Dyring at the lavu camp at Dovrefjell, Norway.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 24-70/2.8, 1/320 sec at f/13. ISO 720.

9 replies
  1. ole martin dahle says:

    Hallo Arnfinn. Great to see that you did well in Dovrefjell and also some great images from Flatanger. Always nice to have you around. Great fun to meet Danny, Tom and Yann at the dinner in Hjerkinn. Take care. Ole

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  2. mevan piyasena says:

    wow.. congratulations arnfinn, for a great show of unique set of images specially of White Tailed Eagle. reminded me of the one we took in yala national park of the white bellied sea eagle praying on a egret. would love to see that too. fantastic work all the best.

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  3. Svein Roger Dahlen says:

    Hei Arnfinn!
    Jeg skulle gjerne vært med til Dovre gitt… Utrolig flotte bilder du presenterer. Jeg likte spesielt godt moskusen i snøvær.

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  4. yann muzika says:

    Great pics Arnfinn i love the pic you got from the Snow storm and all the eagles in different lights.
    See you soon !

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  5. Tom Dyring says:

    Takk flott tur Arnfinn … veldig hyggelig selskap og prima ekspedisjonsledelse !! Bildene dine er som vanlig flotte og nydelig produsert !

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  6. Danny Green says:

    Hello Arnfinn

    Thats a great set of images, love the Musk Ox small in the frame. Many thanks for sorting out this trip for us. It was a hard trip but one of the best I have done. Cheers Mate

    Danny

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