White Bird Photography In A Winter White-Out

Heavy snowfall and a complete white-out give a rare and a special opportunity for bird photography. Our mission was to find and photograph the shy and in general difficult bird to find – the ptarmigan.

We went to the small island of Hrisey in north-Iceland in heavy snow to photograph this heavily hunted bird. We had high-expectations since Hrisey is known for it´s ptarmigan population, but we also knew the heavy snowfall this winter would make things difficult. We had no idea this would be such an adventure.