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When we arrived to the location by dog sled a pole marked the little hole where the net was placed. I followed the hunter and we locked into the water. Suddenly a seal stuck its head up from the water in the small hole to breath – it was caught in the net. The hunter pulled the net up and hit the seal in its head with the pole – the water was colored red from its blood. It died very fast and he pulled the seal all the way up on the ice...

Read more and see more photos: http://mortenhilmer.com/2013/nature-photography/the-seal-hunt/
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I went to the mountains of Dovre in Norway with one goal in my mind – to find and photograph the fascinating musk oxen. I hoped and begged for snow, high winds and fog and I got it all. I was with the oxen for three days – day and night. In the morning when I arose they were resting less than 300 meters from my tent – it was an unforgettable experience.

Watch the video: http://mortenhilmer.com/2012/nature-photography/the-musk-oxen-of-dovre/
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