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Archive for the ‘Southern Europe’ Category

Milán Radisics - River Tisza, Hungary

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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This assignment, was probably one of the most “short-lived” ones in the Wild Wonders of Europe missions’ history. I shot  a special type of maylfy, worldwide the biggest type.These 12 cm long insects develop for over 3 years in the ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France III

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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Bob and the others had left during the day yesterday when I was in  Digne and Joël had remained there since it was his home town. This was the first day since my arrival when most of my conversation was ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France II

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Just after breakfast, Robert (by this time I had been encouraged to use “Bob” and “tu”) showed me a site for henbane, a fantastically poisonous member of the nightshade family that grows on a roadside above Guillestre. Although I had ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France I

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Foreword: So many of the interesting opportunities I am given come about by pure chance. At the 2008 photography fair at Montier-en-Der, Wild Wonders of Europe director, Staffan Widstrand, was approached by Michel Blanchet, chief scientist at the Queyras Natural ...

Luís F. Quinta - Southwest Alentejano, Portugal

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

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The Natural Park of South West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina was created in 1995, although that area has been first classified in 1988. The coastline is 110 km long, and is full of beaches and cliffs. The large variety of ...

Nuno Sá - Monk Seals, Portugal

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 51 Comments »

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My second Wild Wonders of Europe mission - Photographing one of the world’s rarest and most endangered mammals – the monk Seal. The location – Desertas Islands in the Madeira archipelago, Desertas means deserted in Portuguese, because that’s what they ...

Daniel Zupanc - Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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I just have just spend a few days in a mountain hut, called Pogacnikov dom, in the heart of Triglav national park. I was planning to shoot some scenery and the three Kriz lakes. Because of the much snow which ...

Magnus Elander - Andorra

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Andorra is steep mountains and narrow valleys. Highest peak is 3,000 metres.The principality is, however, just a small dot in the Pyrenées and the size equals a square 22 x 22 km. Wildlife is mostly upstairs and urban activities are ...

Milán Radisics - Madeira, Portugal

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Madeira came as a huge surprise. Of course, a positive one. We expected the island to look the same asGran Canaria and Tenerife, but no. There are similarities, but this island is very unique. On the small 50 km long ...

Edwin Giesbers - Liechtenstein II

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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After 2 weeks of photography in the mountains of Liechtenstein the Wild Wonders mission is unfortunately over. Never before I have been in an Alpine area and I can conclude that I really have fallen in love with Liechtenstein. Great ...