søndag 10. februar 2019

NORTHERN FINLAND JANUARY 2019


Frozen taiga landscape. Kuusamo. 
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Northern Finland mid January 2019 ... with short days, arctic twilights and deep cold. Temperatures can drop below 40 degrees (below 50 in 1999 !). Wildlife adaptions to harsh climate is amazing ! For 2 weeks I was a humble visitor to document their everyday challenges. 

All pictures taken in Kuusamo and Utsjoki region. Thanks to Markus Varesvuo, Olli Lamminsalo & Jame Hellander. 



Male black woodpecker / svartspett. Kuusamo.
D5, 400 2,8, f/3,5, 1/2500, ISO 2000  


Male black woodpecker / svartspett. Kuusamo.
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/250, ISO 6400 


Male black woodpecker / svartspett. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/400, ISO 4000 


Female grey-headed woodpecker / gråspett. Kuusamo
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,5, 1/800, ISO 3200  


Female grey-headed woodpecker. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2000, ISO 7200


Female grey-headed woodpecker / gråspett. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2000, ISO 7200


Dipper / Fossekall. Kuusamo
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter =850 mm, f/5,6, 1/20, ISO 500, 


Dipper / Fossekall. Kuusamo
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/8,0, 1/15, ISO 450 


Dipper / Fossekall. Kuusamo. Concentrating for next dive ... in minus 20 degrees !
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/8,0, 1/15, ISO 640 


Dipper / Fossekall. Resting on a piece of ice. Kuusamo
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/8,0, 1/20, ISO 900  


Sibirian Tit / Lappmeis : tiny little body that weighs about 10 gr in wintertime and with a max of 10 mm isolation .....  endures temperatures below 40 degrees cold ! Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 1400 


Golden eagle / kongeørn. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/3,2, 1/2500, ISO 2800


Golden eagle / kongeørn. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/3,2, 1/2500, ISO 6400


Golden eagle / kongeørn. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8, f/3,2, 1/2000, ISO 3200


Golden eagles / kongeørn .... an old couple. Kuusamo
D5, 400 2,8 + 2,0 converter = 800 mm, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 4000


Utsjoki high alpine accommodation
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 800


Ptarmigan / fjellrype. Utsjoki
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1100


Ptarmigan / fjellrype. Utsjoki
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 4000


English setter Molli .... helping to find ptarmigans. Utsjoki
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1250, 


Early afternoon twilight in arctic January, Utsjoki  
D5, 70-200 / 112 mm, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 1800


Early moonrise, Utsjoki
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 800


Afternoon arctic twilight and deep cold. Utsjoki. Stich of 5 pictures
D5, 70-200 2,8, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 1250  


5 hours drive through arctic taiga forest, almost without any sign of houses or human settlements. 
I love Finland ! 
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2 kommentarer:

  1. Beautiful pictures!
    You have photographed wonderful pictures of Kuusamo's natural monastery.
    I am surprised that the eagle thrives in Kuusamo, living conditions are being good.
    Greeting

    SvarSlett
  2. Beautiful pictures!
    You have photographed some great pictures of my birthplace in Kuusamo.
    I am surprised that the eagle thrives in Kuusamo, living conditions are good.
    Sorry, the previous comment has errors. Can you delete it.

    SvarSlett