The picture of the month! August 2014

06 augusti 2014 § Lämna en kommentar

News from Klintphoto – You will be able to download your FREE unique monthly picture as inspiring wallpaper or as a calendar. All you need to do is to fill out your name and e-mail address! From now and onwards you will have the opportunity to download the monthly pictures to create your yearly calendar.

All the best Thorsten

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The Queen of the Finnish wilderness …

10 juli 2014 § 5 kommentarer

Just to see her float through the vegetation during a light summer night felt like a privilege. To see wolves in their own natural habitat behaving calm and relaxed was amazing. Through the night we were lucky to observe a couple of interactions between wolves and bears.

The wolves in this wilderness are at least more likely to survive than their unlucky Swedish relatives. The importance of this top predator cannot be underestimated since it is shown that its presences can restore whole habitats, among other things by increasing biodiversity.

All the best Thorsten

alfa female

Kuikka base camp – a heaven for wildlife photographers

01 juli 2014 § 5 kommentarer

Brown bear

 

Kuikka base camp is situated not far from Kuhmo in Finland, close to the Russia border. The base camp is placed on a peninsula in lake Kuikkajärvi and surrounded by vast pine tree forest.

This time we were guided by the knowledgeable photographer and writer Magnus Elander and local wildlife professional Sami Rautiainen. This place turned out to be a heaven for photographing and watching bears, wolfs, wolverines and eagles. There were opportunities to make close-up photographs as well as more scenic pictures. The varieties of habitats were a great asset, including lakes, forest and open marshland areas.

After staying awake 5 nights in a row we were rewarded by numerous bear-sightings, a couple of wolverines lurking around the hide and in the last night we had the good fortune to observe interactions between bears and wolfs a couple of times. Of course there were many hours of “none-activity” but it was ok to fill with photographing ravens and white tailed eagles. To have the opportunity to watch animals in this large wilderness felt like a privilege. Kuikka base camp is probably the best place in northern Europa for wildlife photography.

All the best Thorsten

 

Only for bird nerds ….

17 juni 2014 § 2 kommentarer

Yes, that’s the way it is .

Have a good day Thorsten

Montagu's harrier and Western marsh harrier

Montagu’s harrier and Western marsh harrier

 

A poppy sunset …

12 juni 2014 § 14 kommentarer

Vallmo är alltid häftiga, och kanske ännu mer i solnedgången. Tja vad tycker ni ?

Kapelludden, Öland.

Ha de Thorsten

Poppy/vallmo

Morning meeting with a hind …

20 maj 2014 § 8 kommentarer

Denna högdräktiga hind möte jag härom morgonen, i min Småländska skog. Hon hade en kavaljer men han stack av tämligen fort. Jag fick möjligheten att iaktta henna under nästan en timme innan hon fördrog att gå längre in i skogen. Hon skulle säkert föda inom 2 veckor, även om statistiken säger att flertalet hindra i Mellansverige nedkommer 1a eller 2a veckan i juni.

Ha de Thorsten

Roe deer hind

Delusions …

12 maj 2014 § 4 kommentarer

Ja, vad tycker ni själva ? kanske bara en helt vanlig soluppgång på Hanö, en av Sveriges sydligaste beboda öar. Hanö blev en riktigt trevlig överraskning med många spännande naturtyper samlande inom gångavstånd. Vistelse blev inte sämre av sällskap med ett härligt fotografgäng.  Ha de Thorsten

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