Svalbaard Reindeers
These reindeers were relaxing in the Spitsbergen summer sun.  They are the smallest subspecies of reindeer and are endemic to the Svalbard Islands.  They have shorter legs than most reindeer.  Their fur changes colour and becomes thicker in winter. They have adapted well to the harsh climate and can be found grazing in all parts - sometimes coming into the main town of Longyearbyen.

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STUART MELVIN Wildlife Photography