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Orsolya Haarberg - Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden

Monday, September 14th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

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The Stockholm Archipelago is the garden of Stockholm. Driving east from the capital of Sweden, you can either use a ferry to reach these large densely populated islands, or take a boat to approach the scarcely inhabited small skerries. Beyond ...

Erlend Haarberg – Capercaillie lek in Bergslagen, Sweden

Monday, June 8th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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After spending eight long nights in the hiding tent with almost no results, I started to get nervous. I visited several capercaillie leks, but none of them had been “working” up to my expectations. At one place, the hens moved ...

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 - Cyprus II

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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Here comes the last part of my blog from my days in Cyprus. I can recommend this country in the spring when the fields are green and the meadows are covered with different flowers, such as Giant Fennels, Wild Iris ...

Erlend Haarberg - Black Grouse, Sweden

Friday, April 17th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 21 Comments »

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My second mission for Wild Wonders of Europe did not send me far from my home land. I look at Sweden as my second home country, with beautiful natural surroundings. This time I came here to take pictures of displaying ...

Stefano Unterthiner - Lake Hornborga, Sweden

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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After spending some days at Tysslingen photographing the swans, we move to Lake Hornborga: the “kingdom” of the cranes. Every year, between the end of March and the middle of April, up to 14.000 cranes are passing to Hornborga during ...

Peter Lilja - Cyprus

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Cyprus 31/3 - 9/4 2009 I left a cold and snowy Sweden and arrived in a quite hot Larnaca on Tuesday afternoon. A quick drive up to Patos and a place called Aphrodite’s Rocks; it was a nice place with some rocks ...

Stefano Unterthiner - Lake Tysslingen, Sweden

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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After spending several weeks in Greece for the Eleonora's falcon (enjoying the sunshine and the beach, in the meantime...), getting “crazy” in Poland trying to find the bison in the Bialowieza forest, I'm back again in the field for my ...

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 ...

Peter Cairns - Laponia, Sweden

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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Before I start, I must thank both Rolf Steinmann and Florian Leo from Gulo Films who accompanied me during this ambitious mission. Without their hard work, commitment and good company, my time in northern Sweden would have been less fulfilling. ...