søndag 6. juli 2014

HIGHLIGHTS (?) 2013

This "highlight-thing" may seem a little stupid …  but on the other hand : I`ve always been doing it and it gives me the possibility to take out "older" stuff and present it in a different context. Last January was however very busy and I never had the time to do the 2013 "highlights" by that time. 
So, what`s more natural than doing last year`s compilation it in mid summer 2014 …. when everybody is on holiday and and have little focus on posted blogs …. ??

The challenge is : Two pictures for every month through the year. 

JANUARY


Alligator. Shot in Everglades NP Florida. 
I had to be in the water, totally submerged with clothes on,  to shoot this picture. 


Dominant male hippo. Shot Masai Mara NP, Kenya
Like the alligator : I took a little bit of risk, laying flat in the mud through the whole morning , to get this low angle

FEBRUARY


Great grey owl (lappugle). Shot Kajaani region, Finland


Tawny owl in the doorway (kattugle). Shot Oslo region southern Norway

MARCH


Arctic hare. Shot Finmark, northern Norway
The picture was rewarded in NNPC int. contest


Arctic hare. Shot Finmark, northern Norway
The picture was rewarded in Oasis Int. contest

APRIL


Great Bustard (stortrappe). Shot mid-Spain.
I`ve tried this difficult specie before without success. This time I was lucky.


Lynx. Shot Møre region, western Norway
I always dreamt about doing a wild lynx, but as years passed by … I thought it may never happen.

MAY


Ural owl (slagugle). Shot Vaala region, Finland


Ruff (brushane). Shot Oulu region Finland

JUNE


Adders (huggorm). Shot Oslo region Norway
I put a lot of effort into adders last year. This is one of my favourites.


A beautiful male black adder. Shot Oslo region Norway

JULY


Male hawk owl (haukugle) in heavy rain. Shot Telemark region, Norway


The rare and beautiful Apollo butterfly. My first Apollo ever ! Shot Gotland Island, Sweden.

AUGUST


A young Kestrel (tårnfalk). Shot Telemark region Norway


Osprey (fiskeørn) & full moon. Shot Telemark region Norway
Picture was awarded in the NNPC contest

SEPTEMBER


Arctic fox (fjellrev). Shot Dovre mountain plateau Norway


Black adder with mouse prey. Shot Oslo region Norway.
As I said previously : I put A LOT of effort into adders last year.

OCTOBER

I was ambitiously trying to do difficult stuff in October, but failed. 
My shots from October are unfortunately no good ! 


Red Deer (hjort). Shot a rainy morning in Møre region, western Norway 


Common jay (nøtteskrike). Shot Telemark region Norway

NOVEMBER


Lammergeier (lammegribb). Shot Pyrenees, northern Spain
I`ve tried this specie before …. without success. This time I had "all times high" with the lammergeier.


Black vultures (munkegribb). Shot Pyrenees, northern Spain

DECEMBER


White tailed eagle in heavy snow. Shot Flatanger region, mid Norway


Golden eagle (kongeørn). Shot Flatanger region mid Norway

4 kommentarer:

  1. Fantastic calendar , beautiful pics .. Great post .. Congratulations and greetings.

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  2. Fantastiska bilder genom året och en stor inspiration Tom !
    God sommar,

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  3. Preciosas fotos, la del mes de Julio del búho me ha impactado.

    www.con2erres.blogspot.com

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