(WILDLIFE/RARE ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Local politician and nature lover Hans Nilsson has spent three years trying to capture an elusive white moose in Eda, Sweden. He recently got lucky and crossed paths with the rare bull moose, capturing stunning footage of the amazing animal crossing a shallow river and walking through tall grass.

Nilsson describes the majestic encounter: “When I shot the video everything fell into place: the location, the light and the calmness. It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close.”

Despite the rare animal’s all-white appearance, their white coloring is not a result of albinism, a congenital condition resulting in a loss of pigmentation. Instead, the moose’s bright white fur is caused by a recessive genetic mutation that causes the animal to grow white with specks of brown—a condition referred to as piebald. For this reason, there’s estimated to be only 100 white moose remaining in the country–a very rare sight, indeed! — Global Animal