Tigers and skiing
Finally experienced some snow and good winter weather when we went to Orsa, Dalarna, in Sweden for a short holiday.
I decided to leave my 70-200VR at home and brought my D300 with 17-55 2.8, 18-55 II, and 55-200VR. I also took a Nikon P5000 as a pocket cam.
The D300/17-55 combo felt too heavy to carry when skiing, so I ended up shooting almost exclusivly with the small plastic 18-55 and 55-200VR.
The conditions for country skiing was great – Orsa Grönklitt has some of the best tracks in the country.There are wolves and bears in the forrests, so we did look a bit after footprints in the snow…
In the predator park they had added a pair of siberian tigers. Still not full grown their weight was already over 200 kilos. Really magnificent animals. It felt like a scene from Jurassic Park when the guide noticed that they were chewing on the wire from the electrical fence… There were more functional wires fortunatly.