Spring is the most eventful season of all in Scandinavia, when millions of birds return to their breeding grounds. This is a period we usually spend in the mountains, where we follow nature as it awakens after the long, cold winter, feeling the first warming rays of the Sun, and listening to the forest as it fills with sounds. Along with the melting of the snow, species that blend in perfectly with the winter landscape in their white coats, begin to change their camouflage for the summer. New life is on its way, and mating season is just about to start for many species.
For the last six years we have spent springtime high up in the Scandinavian mountains, close to Røros on the Norwegian-Swedish border, trying to find new angles to photograph a few species, with a special focus on mountain hares. The exhibition showcasing our recent work from the Røros region has just been opened on Sunday, in the Vauldalen Fjellhotell. We were delighted to see so many visitors at the opening that was held by writer and photographer Jon Østeng Hov. The exhibition will be open throughout the summer, until the end of September.Photo: Bjørn Rangbru
One image from the same project has been published in the April issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine, where Erlend shares some insights about photographing mountain hares at night.