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See the Beautiful Photographs Captured of a Rare White Reindeer

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We know about Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. We see Rudolph with his red nose everywhere we go in the month of December.

But it turns out that a glowing nose is not the rarest of reindeer characteristics. One photographer caught quite a magical sight while hiking in northern Norway.

 

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And no, he didn’t film a test run of Santa’s Christmas Eve flight, though Norway is looking a lot like the North Pole this time of year with its below freezing temperatures.

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Instead what this snap-happy man discovered is something rarely seen, and might’ve been missed altogether since it blended in with the snowy landscape.

But 24-year-old Mads Nordsveen has a keen eye and couldn’t be fooled by the rare white reindeer he happened upon.

“He almost disappeared into the snow!” the Oslo native wrote on Instagram. The white on white image is truly striking!

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I was walking in the mountains looking for nice landscapes for my travel photography when out of nowhere I saw this wonderful little creature,” Nordsveen told Caters News Agency.

“He came very close to me and we looked at each other straight in the eyes. He was quite relaxed when he saw that I was calm and friendly. It was almost as if he posed for the camera.”

This stunning creature was quite the find! According to New York Daily News, the last reported sighting of one of these creatures was in 2016.

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A white stag was seen in Mala, Sweden. The photo was taken by a teacher named Siv Poijo while she was visiting the area, Yahoo News reported.

White Reindeer, Malå, Sweden. from r/pics

While some might mistake these creatures for albino beasts, this isn’t the case at all, according to BBC.

“Their unusual appearance is caused by a genetic condition that strips the pigment from their fur, but not albinism,” BBC says.

Whatever the cause, these beautiful white-furred creatures are certainly incredible finds in creation. Some traditions in Scandinavia claim seeing a white reindeer is good luck.

We simply see the sighting as a sweet gift — one we will treasure throughout the season and for years to come.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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