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Sandra Bartocha - Romania II

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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Text & Images – Sandra Bartocha The first days we tried to concentrate on the forests as this was the most important part of the mission. Because these areas are huge and uncut by roads the dimensions that ...

Sandra Bartocha - Romania I

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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Text & Images – Sandra Bartocha My trip to Romania began very sudden and unexpected: A call from Florian Möllers and the question "Would you like to go to Romania and photograph forests in the Carpathian Mountains - in two ...

Making of…Wild Wonders of Europe I

Monday, May 16th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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Stefan’s HD Cam sits on a sturdy tripod amongst Common mare’s tail and Arrowhead on a sandy strip that would normally be covered knee-deep with water. A nest of crested grebes has fallen dry close by and the pair has ...

Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP,Italy II-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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It would be a mistake to reduce the Pollino National Park down to the Pinus leucodermis. Of course, it is the recognisable symbol but the park has much more to offer. In the evening we love standing on the Piano di ...

Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP, Italy I-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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We drove the first thousand kilometres in our small, black bolt of lightning, a Fiat Cinquecento, across roads, bumpy country tracks and gravel paths – despite struggling with one or two steep mountain slopes. We set off from the Sibillini Mountains ...

Claudia Müller - Pollino National Park, Italy III

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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One of the most important aspects of our mission in Italy’s biggest National Park is to create a portrait of the century old pine trees of the Monte Pollino and Serra Dolcedorme. Every tree has a unique shape created by ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller - Sibillini NP, Italy

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The sky is blue. Crickets are chirping loudly trying to outdo each other. The meadows are colourful. We are sitting on the terrace of the Refugio Perugia, our base camp for the coming days in the mountains of the Sibillini National ...

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy II

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Before dawn we set off for an expedition at higher altitudes, as I hope to take pictures of the Pinus leucodermis, the symbol of the National Park, in these more accessible locations above 1500 metres. The first daylight coming from ...

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 ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller – Pollino NP, Italy III

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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The alarm clock signalled the end of our last night – a short one. A first glance at the overcast sky made us hope for good conditions on our last day in Pollino. A strong coffee brought back the life ...