REINDEER PRINTS SIZE AND FINISH OPTIONS
• 17.5 x 26.25 in / Edition of 20
• 23.5 x 35.25 in / Edition of 20
• 35.5 x 53.25 in / Edition of 20
• 43.5 x 65.25 in / Edition of 10
FINISHING OPTIONS: Unframed or Plexiglass.
REINDEER PRINTS FOR THE HOME
Early morning. Svalbard. The wind was blowing 65 miles per hour when I captured the reindeer prints. We rode to the seed vault on our snowmobile. I was hoping to get closer to the vault but due to the maintenance work, we were not allowed to get close. It’s saddening to know that 2 years ago, climate change caused the permafrost to melt causing water damage in the building.
Later, we rode to the ocean side to find the Arctic Fox. I had never experienced such high winds in -20 degrees, my snowmobile was pulled on one side due to the wind making the ride extremely uncomfortable. When we spotted these reindeer, we stopped. I just didn’t feel like getting down and putting my camera together in that much wind.
My tracker pulled over next to me and asked me to wait while he went to track the Arctic Fox. After he left, I soon realized my snowmobile was stuck on Ice and I couldn’t do much. Frustrated, I got off and put my camera together and started photographing these reindeer. At first, I couldn’t see the possibility of achieving a good image of a reindeer. I was just passing time while waiting for my tracker to come back with the Arctic Fox information. After I focused, I was determined to photograph the reindeer image. Magic happened and I got lucky with this one.
It’s true, where your focus goes, the energy flows.
Reindeer pictures are almost always synonymous with Santa’s trusted animals and also their significance to Christmas. The fairytale-like identity of these animals paints them as merry hardworking helpers that make America’s favorite holiday possible every year. When we think of pictures of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, we likely imagine him pulling a sleigh. Or we see reindeer photographs of the other reindeer resting in comfortable stables in the North Pole. Of course, in reality, these animals don’t have a jolly old caretaker to ensure that they make it through every winter. Despite their sweet and also soft-story personalities, real-life reindeer have to face extreme conditions to survive their habitats.
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ABOUT EJAZ KHAN
”Once we take responsibility for actions in our daily lives and stay mindful of the environment, we can slow the process of global warming. It’s my responsibility to bring forward the beauty of our world to inspire everyone to take such action.” Ejaz Khan
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