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Archive for the ‘Western Europe’ Category

Mark Hamblin - Oostvaardersplassen, The Netherlands

Sunday, September 27th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 9 Comments »

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After two days at home to recharge my batteries following my trip to Lithuania, I set off for my mission to Oostvaardersplassen, an area of land reclaimed from the sea in 1968, that lies 50km to the north of Amsterdam. Originally ...

Edwin Giesbers - Liechtenstein I

Friday, September 11th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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Rain, snow and Liechtenstein With an area of only 160 square kilometers Liechtenstein is a dwarf in Europe but it is huge in it’s diversity in nature. What do you to think of 55 different mammals including 17 bats. Or ...

Pål Hermansen - Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 6 Comments »

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There are a handful of really nice basalt column areas on the globe, and Giant’s causeway in Northern Ireland, in the province of Ulster, is a really good example of this phenomenon. In fact, it’s such a fine place that ...

Pål Hermansen - Tory Island, Ireland

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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In Donegal, the very north-western corner of Ireland, the Island of Tory is visible as a rugged stone formation far out  in the in the wide ocean. This was my next destination. Also here, the weather was a little tricky. ...

Pål Hermansen - The Burren, Ireland

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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The Burren, June 7-8 and 13-15 The Burren has a reputation among naturalists, hikers and climbers as a very special place.  Located in Co Clare in the central western part of Ireland, it’s a naked limestone landscape with fissures and holes ...

Pål Hermansen - Saltee Islands, Ireland

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 4 Comments »

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Saltee islands  June 10-13 Ireland lived up to it’s reputation as rainy and windy when I arrived in the southeastern corner of the country. My first location was the spectacular Saltee Islands, where nature has been left surprisingly  alone through the ...

Laurent Geslin – Urban Foxes, London, UK II

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 9 Comments »

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Finally “my” vixen is now comfortable enough with my presence to let one of the cubs to come out. She has two cubs and they are already fairly big. One is very shy and I only photographed him once ...

Laurent Geslin - Urban Foxes, London, UK I

Saturday, July 18th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 42 Comments »

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Wild Wonders of Europe... Mmmmh, remote places, peaceful, green and human-free zones... so my next mission is: London. After Barcelona and the peregrine falcon, Wild Wonders of Europe sent me back to one of the most populated capitals in Europe to ...

Jari Peltomäki - Texel, The Netherlands III

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 1 Comment »

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Day 3. Texel Another early morning with Avocet families. These beautiful birds are surprisingly tame here and can be photographed without a hide at close range! Some German photographers said that this is the best place in the world to ...

Jari Peltomäki - Texel, The Netherlands II

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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Day 2. Texel My first morning in Texel started well. I photographed a beautiful sunrise with a traditional windmill, and after that I had a very good session with Avocets. Some pairs have young ones hatched already and I found them ...