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Icelandic Sheep

For over 1000 years, the Icelandic sheep has remained a pure breed. Raised wholly on natural mountain grass and without hormones, the quality of Icelandic wool and lamb meat is rated to be the finest in the world. The annual sheep roundup in September, known as réttir, is an important cultural tradition, an occasion for both work and celebration, where families and friends gather on farms all over the country to participate in the ritual to track down, corral and sort the animals.

Traffic jam on the Ring Road near Höfn

Traffic jam on the Ring Road near Höfn
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Herding sheep on the Ring Road near Höfn

Herding sheep on the Ring Road near Höfn
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
At Núpsstaður, Iceland

Curious – at Núpsstaður
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
Icelandic lamb - at Gerði

Icelandic lamb - at Gerði
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
The annual autumn roundup - at Skaftartungur

The annual autumn roundup - at Skaftartungur
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
 
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