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Archive for June, 2009

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy I

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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30th April 2009, airport in Berlin, 25°C, blue, cloudless sky – two hours later we arrive in Naples, 20°C and cloud formations of clouds of the dramatic type hanging in the sky; four hours later, after heavy showers on the ...

Peter Lilja - Crete II

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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If you travel to Crete in early april and want to see flowers, make a mental note for these two names - Spili and Omalos Plateau. Spili is a large and prosperous village with numerous tourist shops and provision shops, tavernas ...

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 ...

Elio della Ferrera – Bosnia-Herzegovina

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The first ten days. Well, finally here I am, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. My mission for Wild Wonders of Europe is to cover landscapes, habitats, vegetation and wildlife of some of the Balkan’s most important flooded areas: The Livansko Polje Ramsar Site ...

Manuel Presti - The Danube Delta, Romania

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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A friendly smile welcomes me at Bucharest Airport as I land in Romania for my second Wild Wonders of Europe mission. It’s Helmut Ignat, a passionate Romanian nature photographer with a sincere love for the Danube Delta: he’ll join me for ...

Jari Peltomäki - Texel, The Netherlands

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 4 Comments »

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Day 1, Texel After an early departure from Oulu, Finland, I arrived to the island of Texel in the Netherlands in the afternoon. My first impression on the ferry from mainland to the island was – wow, it´s crowded here! However, my ...

Daniel Bergmann - The Gyrfalcon of Northern Iceland II

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The sounds around me are truly amazing. I close my eyes and allow the attention to focus on the orchestra of bird sounds that fill the air outside the hide I’m sitting in. The call of the Golden Plover, trilling of ...

Daniel Bergmann - The Gyrfalcon of Northern Iceland

Monday, June 15th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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I'm about to embark on a Wild Wonders of Europe mission in Northern Iceland and the target is the Gyrfalcon, the largest and most northerly of the world's falcons. To prepare for my mission I did a scouting trip in April ...

Diego López – Zamosc & Popowka, Poland

Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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My mission here in Poland is to photograph Speckled Ground Squirrel, or Spotted Suslik, and European Hamsters. Daniel Buron, zoologist specialized in mammals, goes with me to help me to complete my mission. Grzegorz Lesniewski was awaiting us at the airport. ...

Maurizio Biancarelli - Hallerbos, Belgium III

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 2 Comments »

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After the first week with rather stable light conditions, the weather is now more changeable, clouds and rain have arrived. After making an interview with journalist Stijn van der Stockt on Friday morning, on Monday 27 I met Tom Linster, a ...