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Archive for October, 2008

Staffan Widstrand - Oulanka NP, Finland – real Taiga forest in autumn colours

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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A week in Oulanka National Park - a World Heritage site and a PAN Park - is an almost holy experience. To walk slowly through a forest that is not managed and that is not being harvested at all. Just ...

Staffan Widstrand - Carnivore Bonanza, Kuhmo, Finland

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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I wake up at midnight hearing somebody walking around with a loud, splashing noise in the wet bog surrounding the hide where I am sleeping. Who could that be, here in No-Mans-land, right on the border between Finland and Russia? ...

Verena Popp-Hackner - The Swiss Alps II

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 6 Comments »

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Day 3: The plan is to shoot the Matterhorn at the Stelli Lake at sunrise: “THE” Matterhorn cliché- photo. From the little window near my bunk I could see the Matterhorn in the dark when I got up (06.00), raising my ...

Verena Popp-Hackner - The Swiss Alps

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 2 Comments »

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Day 1: Meeting with Mrs. Helge von Giese of Zermatt Tourism. Very generous help with accommodation, train tickets and a lot of great info about the region. Just blinking at the fees and prices for the railcars and hotel rooms made ...

Milán Radisics – Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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Day 01 - Previously I was several times in this area, but now it is something special, because during the Wild Wonders of Europe mission I will try to capture all known und unknown sites, which give to the public ...

Maurizio Biancarelli - Plitvice National Park, Croatia II

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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The natural barriers creating the Plitvice's lakes are made of travertine, a porous carbonate rock formed by the sedimentation of calcium carbonate from water under specific ecological conditions. This is an ongoing biodynamic process happening constantly: Plitvice is an always-changing ...

Maurizio Biancarelli - Waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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On Friday 3 October I arrived in Plitvice NP. I was a bit worried before arriving in Croatia, because along the way to my destination I found some autumn colours in wooded areas lower than Plitvice lakes. I feared to ...

Vincent Munier – Forollhogna National Park, Norway II

Thursday, October 9th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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With our equipment and our backpacks ready, we set out at dawn the second day, on Stein’s tracks. It is a foggy morning, giving the landscape that special look I appreciate very much. But no reindeer within binoculars’ sight. The skies ...

Vincent Munier – Forollhogna National Park, Norway I

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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It took me two long, long days to get to the Vingelen Valley, one of the entrances to the Forollhogna National Park. I was travelling with Laurent Joffrion, old time friend and film director, with whom I will share this ...