I spottet some reindeers while driving across the mountains yesterday. Actually there were lots of them, only female animals and they were together with their calves, reindeer calves born just a few weeks ago.
Reindeers this tiny is probably only two to three weeks old. The reason they were in the valley and not in the high mountains, is the exceptionally cold spring this year. There is still snow in the mountains, and hard to find food for the little ones. It was hardly anything green growing in this place either, but at least not covered in snow and ice. Reindeers by the way are among the very few animals theat eats lichens.
This kind of encounter makes me very happy. But of course, for the animals it is better to roam the mountains. Which they will very soon. You can see some more pictures in my Reindeer calves photo gallery