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Archive for May, 2009

László Novák – Roosting Geese and Waders, Wattenmeer National Park (Wadden Sea), Germany

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 7 Comments »

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Before starting my field report, I would like to thank Michael Klisch, Florian Möllers, Dr. Martin Stock, Reiner Schulz and Kirsten Thiemann. They supported my work so selflessly, that the photos I could take in the National Park wouldn’t have been possible to ...

Peter Cairns – Hällefors, Sweden

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Here we go again then. Back on the Wild Wonders roller coaster. Destination: Sweden and the first of several species on the mission list. There was a time when spring brought with it panic and a desire to try and photograph ...

Peter Lilja – Crete, Greece

Monday, May 25th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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Hi again, here comes my first blog from my trip to Crete! Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea at 8336 km². It was the centre of the Minoan civilization (ca. 2600–1400 ...

Iñaki Relanzón – Lanzarote, The Canary Islands, Spain

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

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When I was a child, I grew up dreaming of exploring caves and becoming a speleologist. And once, I heard about a blind and white crab which only lived in an underground lake, on a remote island of the seven ...

Maurizio Biancarelli - Hallerbos, Belgium II

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 11 Comments »

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April 21. This morning the daybreak light was beautiful, the best since my arrival in Hallerbos. Misty and glorious, warm light in the forest. I met several photographers to remind me how very popular Hallerbos is among Belgians. A photogenic, well known ...

Laurent Geslin – Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain II

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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What a privilege. I have been standing on top of the roof for a week now, jumping from my seat to my camera each time the falcons move a wing. I am starting to understand their behaviour a bit better. ...

Ole Jørgen Liodden – Polar Bears at Spitsbergen / Svalbard II

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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Day 4 We had decided to "escape" the snow blizzard on the East side and go to the more sheltered West side of Spitsbergen. It was a tough experience to drive the snowmobile in the snowstorm where we could see only ...

Theo Allofs – The Camargue, France I

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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Today is my 3rd field day in the Camargue. A strong rainstorm with high winds coming from the west is giving me a moment to go inside so that I can edit my images from earlier, and write some notes. The ...

Igor Shpilenok - In Search of Saiga Antelopes, The Kalmykian Steppe, Russia

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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Steppe, steppe everywhere… We are in Kalmykia, at the southeastern edge of Europe – just under 2,000 km from Moscow and about 100 km from the Caspian Sea.  The Kalmykian steppes were once the bottom of the Caspian Sea. I arrived ...

Laurent Geslin - Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain I

Friday, May 8th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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This time Wild Wonders of Europe sent me to Barcelona, to get some pictures of the fastest bird on earth, the Peregrine Falcon. In 1999, Eduard Durany and Jusep Valls reintroduced the peregrine in the city of Barcelona. One couple decided ...