Rare white reindeer spotted in Norway is beyond adorable (PHOTOS)

Dec 5 2018, 6:37 pm

New lewk, Rudolph?!

Some of the most special travel moments come from an up close and personal encounter with rare wildlife in their natural habitat. If you’re at the right place at the right time, you cross paths with the new star of your Instagram page!

These photos of a rare white reindeer calf spotted in Norway are giving us all the warm and fuzzy feels this winter season – us and the rest of the Internet.

Posted on the Instagram account of Oslo-based photographer Mads Nordsveen, the gallery of photos has gone viral, accumulating 32,000 likes and counting within two days of posting.

 

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Nordsveen spotted the little cutie on Senja, an island in northern Norway, while on a hiking trip with friends. He was lucky enough to capture a few close-up shots of the rare animal in its natural habitat, which just so happened to camouflage with its fur.

Contrary to popular belief, this type of reindeer is not classified as albino, but is white due to a genetic mutation that causes its fur to lose pigment.

Can we have one for Christmas, please, Santa?! Dare you to scroll down without saying “aww.”

white reindeer

Rare white reindeer captured in Norway by photographer Mads Nordsveen. (@mads/Instagram)

white reindeer

Rare white reindeer captured in Norway by photographer Mads Nordsveen. (@mads/Instagram)

white reindeer

Rare white reindeer captured in Norway by photographer Mads Nordsveen. (@mads/Instagram)

white reindeer

Rare white reindeer captured in Norway by photographer Mads Nordsveen. (@mads/Instagram)

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