To protect nature, and understand the value of nature, people need to appreciate it too. Photography is a great way for me to inspire people and make people understand why conservation is so important.
Below there is a short mixed gallery. Further down you have galleries sorted by different locations.
On Stora Karlsö I got the chance to follow the circle of life. I felt I experienced the true motion of nature, as if I could see the web. Over seasons, I saw the orchids grow buds, flower and dry up and fall apart. I saw the birds lay their eggs and I saw the chicks cry for food. I saw them get snatched by seagulls, and I saw them grow up and jump out of their nest. I didn’t just see nature, I truly felt it, too.
Looking down from the cliffs on Karlsö, you can see birds flying by the cliff side, about to go out fishing, or feed its chick on the cliff.
In may every year, parts of Karlsö is full of orchids. Especially the Early purple orchid (in the picture), and the Elderly flowered orchid.
Birdlife on Karlsö
A close up pictre of the common murre. Research is done every year on the common murres in a unique project to know more about the baltic sea. The photo is taken from the a shelf researchers observe them from.
Sunrise on Karlsö in May. Birds are still arriving and the eiders are many.
Morning view in May on Karlsö with fields of flowers moving in the wind.
The lighthouse of Karlsö when the sun is setting.
Oystercatcher with its three chicks.
The view from the lime stone rocks on Karlsö is amazing
A common murre flying (Uria aalge). Photographed with a long sutter in order to get the blur.
The Swedish Arctic Fox project is researching the species interaction with other species and its role in the ecosystem. I spent three weeks camping on high altitude and cold weather to contribute to this research project by ear marking foxes and surveying rodents and birds.
European golden plover (Latin: Pluvialis apricaria, Swedish: Ljungpipare) sitting next to a rainbow.
My two companions, marking an arctic fox cub
An arctic skua flying over our heads. This year they were very common and would be difficult to even avoid.
Reindeers walking on a snowfield the first day. A beautiful sight
On the way up, several rapids flow through the birch forests of Ammarnäs
Wolfbane (Swedish Nordisk stormhatt)
Wide angle shot of the arctic surroundings. Surprisingly, it is hard to take good landscape pictures here, because you do not have much composition to play with.
The eurasian dotterel (Latin: Charadrius morinellus, Swedish: fjällpipare) is a bird living in the swedish mountain range. It lives on high altitudes so it is therefore hard to see.
Red-necked phalarope (Latin: Phalaropus lobatus, Swedish: Smalnäbbad simsnäppa)
A part of the work when we caught a fox was to measure the weight in a box. We also took measurements of the left hind foot and checked the gender of each individual.
Arctic fox with cubs on the den.
Wood sandpiper, (Latin: Tringa glareola, Swedish: Grönbena)
Here are some old pictures from Sweden of nature and my friends.
My spanish friend Brenda looking at one of the first signs of the spring
Out with friends in the hobbit hole! 🙂
An alley on the way to school