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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 ...

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 ...

Staffan Widstrand - Montejo de la Vega, Castilla y León, Spain II

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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They eat horses, don´t they? – Vulture blog number two from Montejo de la Vega, Castilla y León, Spain. The same evening, Joachim Griesinger, German tour operator who runs the international nature travel agency  ”Reisen in Die Natur” organises so that we ...

Staffan Widstrand - Montejo de la Vega, Castilla y León, Spain

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Intense death, stinking gore and vivid life – Vulture blog number one from Montejo de la Vega, Castilla y León, Spain At first it looks more like Africa. Over the steep, rocky cliffs, there is a cloud of huge vultures soaring in ...

Staffan Widstrand - Flatanger, Norway 3

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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Golden eagles – the most powerful raptors in Europe OK. I confess. This is when I realise that I am a complete nerd. But I truly enjoy it. Spending 7 days in a cold hide, from hours before sunrise to after ...

Staffan Widstrand - Spanish Ibex and the Art of Flirting…

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized, Western Europe | 4 Comments »

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It starts with the very macho male goat peeing in his own face. Iuuww! And then he approaches the Lady of his choice, an elegant little mountain goat girl, obviously in heat, since 5 horny goat males are standing all around her. The ...

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? ...

Staffan Widstrand - Flatanger, Norway 02

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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The Eagle has landed Back for another number of sessions with the incredible sea eagles in Flatanger, Nord Trondelag, Norway. With the help from famous “Eagle Man”, Ole Martin Dahle we experience 7-20 eagle stoops per day, often at almost too ...

Staffan Widstrand - Finland 02

Friday, August 8th, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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  Wolves, bears and wolverines the same night, in Kuhmo, Kainuu, Finland – As if these many dozens of bear meetings were not enough, it would just get better. I continued in Finland, a bit south along the border to Russia ...