Heroic Rescue

This morning on our way to Loðmundarfjörður in the Eastfjords of Iceland, we descried a hapless ewe and her lambs in distress, buried in a snowy ditch at the top of the mountain pass between Loðmundarfjörður and Borgarfjörður Eystri. My friend and guide Börkur Hrólfsson pulled off a heroic rescue with his bare two hands. Mother and lambs are reported to be doing fine.

See video of the rescue operation below.

 
Börkur preparing for the rescue

Börkur launches the rescue operation
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
The hapless ewe in the snowy ditch

The hapless ewe in the snowy ditch
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 

 

Update: This event received coverage in the Icelandic media. See here and here. Note that these links may be active for a limited time only.

 
 
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  • Kjartan P. Sig. - June 28, 2011 - 4:36 am

    Great trip you have been on with my friend Börkur. You have been to some of the most isolated places in Iceland.ReplyCancel

  • Bibliophile - June 20, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    I saw the video on the news the other night. Nice rescue.ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - June 19, 2011 - 5:13 am

    Amazing !!

    A Nat Geo moment !!ReplyCancel

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