søndag 6. juli 2014


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. 


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


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

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


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


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.


Ural owl (slagugle). Shot Vaala region, Finland

Ruff (brushane). Shot Oulu region Finland


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


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.


A young Kestrel (tårnfalk). Shot Telemark region Norway

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


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.


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


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


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.

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

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