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Archive for July, 2008

Orsolya Haarberg - Iceland 04

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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During the first three weeks of July I experienced high and low days. First of all, from experience the optimal length of a photography trip is 4-6 weeks. When out in the field, I am working very intensively. No free days, ...

Staffan Widstrand - Sardinia

Monday, July 21st, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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Some species leave a big hole in our souls when they disappear. Greetings from a short mission to Sardinia. An island much bigger than I had expected, and also very much greener and more forested as well. Much of the northern ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 07

Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 4 Comments »

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See Niall on Landeck TV (in German) at http://www.landeck.tv/php/videodetail.php?id=38624 Day 8. 9th July 0930. Today I have company (and a catcher) - biology student Philipp - who is highly adept at finding models. Outstanding amongst these is yet another grasshopper; this one ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 06

Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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Day 6. 7th July. 0930. I take back what I said about this being a Dry Country: it has rained all night and is still doing so when I go down to breakfast. With 5 minutes to spare, I decide to ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 05

Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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Day 5. 6th July. 1000. It’s a little hard to explain to the owner of the guest house that Ernst had got permission from her husband the previous evening to put boxes of moths in their walk-in fridge overnight. Some things ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 04

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 1 Comment »

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Day 4. 5th July. 0530. The previous day I had found a location with an uncut hay meadow near Fließ that I thought would be ideal for one of my summit-valley “stepped” panoramas. On arrival, however, the extreme contrast between ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 03

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 1 Comment »

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Day 3. 4th July. 0915. Anticipating a very late night moth catching, I don’t start work until after breakfast, heading straight out to the Sunny Slopes near the village. Only this morning it is not Sunny and there has been ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 02

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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Day 2. 3rd July 0715. Fließ (Flee-ehs) In July, Austria (or at least, the Tirol) is a Hot Country. By my Scottish reckoning, any place where I have to shed my last fleece is a strong candidate for this dubious accolade, ...

Niall Benvie - Fliess, Austria 01

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 Posted in Western Europe | 1 Comment »

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Day 1. 2nd July 2008 0415. Edinburgh. I’m not really an anxious traveller, but I don’t see any harm in having the alarms set on both my mobile phones. And on the hotel room’s TV. And to receive a call from ...

Tom Schandy - Caucasus, Russia 02

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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June 29, 2008 The mountain, the wallcreeper and the toad... New day – new expectations in the majestic Caucasus mountains. My local guide Ibrahim picked me and my russian interpreter (and ornithologist) Vladimir up at the hotel 05.15 in the morning, and ...