More recently, in Oslo, Norway, photographer Mads Nordsveen, during one of his hiking trips through the winter forest, met a real treasure on his way — a very rare and white, like snow, fawn!
Fortunately, Norsdwin, as always, took a camera with him, and now we also have the opportunity to see this miracle with our own eyes.
Meet this perfect creation of nature
Mads tells: “I was walking in the mountains in search of a suitable background for my photos, when I suddenly came across this baby.”
The fawn was so white that it almost merged with the surrounding winter landscape. The photographer notes that the animal was not at all afraid of meeting a man and even posed for these pictures taken up close.
“The fawn came very close to me, and we looked each other straight in the eye.”
A few minutes later, the mother of the fawn came out of the thicket, and the baby, after staying with Mads a little longer, went to her.
“This meeting was like an episode from a fairy tale,” the photographer recalls.
White reindeer are carriers of a rare mutation in which their pigment disappears, which allows the animals to completely merge with the snow. But, unlike albinos, these deer still retain pigmentation around the eyes and on the horns.