All photos: The wild reindeer Bella/Olav Strand/NINA.

All photos: The wild reindeer Bella/Olav Strand/NINA.

5. mars - "Vinterstorm"

Brrr… i dag er det -15 grader og stiv kuling. Vi har lagt oss ned, hele gjengen. Tar det med ro. Heldigvis var sommerbeitet helt fantastisk, så jeg har mye fett å tære på. Egentlig er jeg ganske tøff, for de luftfylte hårene gjør at selv i minus 40, trenger jeg ikke bruke ekstra energi. Bare fjellrevene er like tøffe i kulda. Hva skulle jeg gjort uten pelsen min?

Vil du se mer av Bella? Besøk Hardangervidda nasjonalparksenter.

 

5th of March - "Winter storm"

Today it’s freezing out here! It’s – 15 C (5 F) and extremely windy. We are all lying down on the ground. Thanks to the fantastic grazing season last summer, there’s a thick layer of fat under my fur. That will help me and my calf to survive the hard winter. Additionally, the strands of hair on my body have pockets of air. That means that even when it’s -40 C (-40 F), I can keep quite warm without having to use any extra energy. The arctic fox is the only one that can handle extremely low temperatures as well as us reindeer. What should I have done without my fur?

Would you like to see more of Bella’s life? Visit Hardangervidda national park centre.