Rare white reindeer found in northern Norway

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This rare white baby reindeer almost disappears into the snowy background in these magical wintry snaps. Having emerged from the nearby woods in northern Norway with its brown mother, the calf happily posed for photographs in the snow. White reindeer, which are not albino, have a rare genetic mutation that strips their fur of pigment. The indigenous Sami people, who live in an area stretching across Norway, Sweden Finland and Russia, believe a white reindeer is a sign of luck.

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