Kolbjørn Hoseth Larssen, a former TV2 journalist turned media teacher, is such a keen drone photographer that he always keeps his device in the car.
So when on Thursday he heard that there was an elk on the loose in a nearby village, he had to try and film it.
"I was driving some rubbish to the dump, when I happened to hear on NRK traffic that an elk had been observed at Hadselhamn," he told Vesterålen Online.
"I had the drone in the car, but was missing a memory card. So I went and bought a card, drove to Hadselhamn and found the elk."
When he arrived he found several elk but all of them ran away apart from one particularly curious animal who stayed to study the hovering craft.