Rare snow-white elk spotted in Sweden

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Meeting a snow-white moose is a great luck and a dream for any wildlife photographer.

The animal has no pigment in its coat, which makes it too visible in the woods and therefore vulnerable.

Roger Brandhagen, a 52-year-old Swedish photographer, was walking in the countryside when he stumbled upon a snow-white elk quite by accident, the Daily Mail reports.

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“I’ve met thousands of moose in my life, but when I met this guy in the Swedish woods, I almost lost my mind, but thank God I didn’t lose my camera,” – the photographer said. He managed to get a few pictures and noted that this was his first encounter with an elk of such rare coloration.

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There are about thirty white moose in Sweden.

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Their lack of pigment makes them very visible in the forest and much more vulnerable than their counterparts of ordinary color.

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It is a great luck and a dream of any wildlife photographer to meet them.

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It is noted that elk of similar coloration are also found in Alaska and Canada.

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