Muskox © Chris Schmid Photography
Award winning wildlife photographer Chris Schmid has completed an ambitious project to document one of nature’s most resilient animals. In a bid capture the musk oxen in their most natural habitat, Chris travelled in freezing temperatures and winds of up to 100 km per hour searching for the perfect snowstorm.
Trekking on snowshoes and carrying his equipment in extreme conditions, he journeyed through Norway’s Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park in order to show the power and strength of the musk ox. These magnificent beasts weigh close to 500 kg and closely resemble the mammoth with whom they walked alongside in the last ice age.
The original soundtrack was created by Austrian film composer and musician Christian Heschl who won “Best Original Score” at the Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles for the short documentary “Iceland – A Breath of Nature”.
A Chris Schmid Studio production
Directed & Edited by Chris Schmid | schmidchris.com
Story by Laura Shevlin | theagency-pr.com
Narration by Rosko Lewis
Original soundtrack by Christian Heschl