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Waterfall dream, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Posted by on 3. December 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Waterfall dream, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Waterfall dream, Plitvice Lakes National Park

If you are looking for a few places to visit and photograph in your lifetime, Plitvice Lakes National Park in central Croatia should be on your bucket list. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes boasts 16 turquoise lakes inter-connected with hundreds of waterfalls and spectacular karst formations. I will be leading a photography tour to Croatia in the autumn of 2017 (from October 2nd to 14th). The photo tour is scheduled to coincide with the arrival of fall colours at over 29,000 hectares of mixed hardwood forests that surround the lake system. If you are interested in a thirteen-day adventure tour of world heritage sites and natural splendour of southern Europe, visit the Croatia Photography Tour information page. We will roam the cobblestone streets cloaked in history and experience the “Mediterranean as it once was”. You will have an opportunity to photograph majestic medieval castles, ancient Roman palaces, the charming coastal town of Rovinj, and the “Pearl of the Adriatic” – the walled city of Dubrovnik. We will visit six out of seven UNECSO World Heritage sites present in Croatia. Discover new places, exercise your creative side and capture memorable images in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. We look forward the welcome you on our next journey!...

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Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

Posted by on 26. April 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

Sandhill Cranes in morning fog

I discovered this group of cranes standing in shallow, partially frozen pond south of Bradwell, Saskatchewan. We were looking for Sharp-tailed Grouse lek and drove past a frozen pond with a flock of over 200 cranes. What attracted me to this scene was a soft, almost surreal appearance of graceful birds enveloped in thick morning fog (we were there before sunrise). I selected a high ISO setting on my camera in hope to get fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera shake. Additional presence of digital noise softened the captured image even more. Sandhill cranes are fairly social birds that usually live in pairs or family groups through the year. Smaller family groups consisting of parents and yearlings can be seen in fields during the fall migration. During winter and spring migration, non-related cranes come together to form “survival groups” which forage and roost together. Such groups often congregate in large groups, sometimes in the thousands....

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Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Posted by on 4. August 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Arctic terns interacting in mid air

Arctic terns (Sterna paradisea) interacting in mid air. Terns are very territorial birds and will vigorously defend space surrounding their nests during the breeding season. Photographed during the photo tour of Iceland last...

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Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Posted by on 2. January 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Castle Mountain and Bow River in winter, Banff National Park

Winter sunrise over Castle Mountain and Bow River, Banff National Park, Alberta Photograph taken on a February morning near the bridge crossing Bow River at Castle Junction. It is a well known, and well used  site to photograph the Castle Mountain. I was lucky to get clear blue sky after a fresh snowfall the night...

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Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Posted by on 2. January 2012 in Featured | Comments Off on Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Old town of Rovinj at dusk. Istria, Croatia

Rovinj is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Istrian peninsula. It is a popular tourist destination, and still boasts an active fishing industry. It’s history dates back to the Roman times. Rovinj reached the peak of political influence from 13th to 18th century. The old town core has a beautiful set of cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured houses, surrounding an imposing church of St. Euphemia. The church’s bell tower was modelled after the St. Mark’s tower in...

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