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Marcus & Janne in Scotland - The Grand Prize Trip II

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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We had a tough day yesterday (Wednesday) with a lot of walking in rough terrain, a lot of uphill, with heavy camera bags. Today should be even tougher ... The day started thankfully quiet in one of Peter's hiding places. There, ...

Marcus & Janne in Scotland - The Grand Prize Trip I

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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We met in Heathrow airport, and continued our trip together. First bird pictures we took in Heathrows Central bus station, by using a bait. But we have to stop it, because feeding of the pigeons were not allowed. Marcus did ...

Danny Green - Bass Rock, Scotland

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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My final mission for Wild Wonders of Europe was to visit the most famous Gannet colony in the UK, Bass Rock. The Bass is situated in the firth of forth on the East Coast of Scotland. This colony is one ...

Peter Cairns - Capercaillie, Scotland

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

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The capercaillie is just one of those birds. There are others of course but the 'caper' just oozes attitude and charisma in equal measure. It is so much a part of Europe's Wild Wonders that we just had to nail ...

Danny Green - The Seven Hunters, Scotland II

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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The first part of my mission for Wild Wonders of Europe was the remote island archipelago of St Kilda, the logistics in getting to this group of islands was tough and we hit many problems regarding the weather which incurred ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France III

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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Bob and the others had left during the day yesterday when I was in  Digne and Joël had remained there since it was his home town. This was the first day since my arrival when most of my conversation was ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France II

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Just after breakfast, Robert (by this time I had been encouraged to use “Bob” and “tu”) showed me a site for henbane, a fantastically poisonous member of the nightshade family that grows on a roadside above Guillestre. Although I had ...

Niall Benvie - Nature Against a White Background, France I

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Foreword: So many of the interesting opportunities I am given come about by pure chance. At the 2008 photography fair at Montier-en-Der, Wild Wonders of Europe director, Staffan Widstrand, was approached by Michel Blanchet, chief scientist at the Queyras Natural ...

Nuno Sá - Basking Sharks, Scotland

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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After a looong drive from London and a fast ferry cruise I finally arrived to my final destination- the Island of Mull – one of Scotland´s best Wildlife destinations. Although this area is well known for its birdlife, it is it´s ...

Danny Green - St Kilda, Scotland I

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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St Kilda, a place name that has always been associated with isolation, windswept and remote and this island chain is my first port of call for my mission with Wild Wonders of Europe. St Kilda is a group of foreboding ...