I fjor deiset skjæreredet noen hakk nedover etasjene i den høye furuen de i flere år har brukt her i Sandbukta på Svartskog. Det ble et vanvittig spetakkel, knuste egg og to gjess som spankulerte rundt på hustaket mellom furutrærne. Det hele var en snodig grågås oppførsel, for hvor ser man normalt grågjess på hustak [...]
Despite the bright light from the near full moon and the light halo of Oslo, the low hanging northern light is visible as a faint green glow just above the northern horizon. Perhaps the very last opportunity before the night of northern summer is but a passing twilight. It’s a bit frustrating with night upon [...]
The Bunnefjord (the sibling of the Oslo fjord) has now been frozen over for many weeks and the ice is thicker than in many years. This night was without any clouds and it was incredible to be able to walk on the fjord as the moon was rising in the east. As I was walking [...]
Det er ikke mange ganger i løpet av en vinter jeg kan se rimkledt blæretang i fjæra. Det må være høytykk og stille sjø, og fuktighet nok i luften til at det dannes rim. Dagen etter var faktisk det hele borte!
Disse flotte krystallene oppstår kun i tidevannsbeltet, og hver gang vannet trekker seg tilbake utvikler krystallene seg. Dette er som så mange ting i naturen oftest kortvarig, og kun å se når sjøen fryser til første gang. Utover vinteren blir det sne, smelting, vind og andre påvirkninger som gjør at denne flotte ordenen blir til [...]
I was lucky to see these incredibly beautiful and unique mountains on my way in and out of the reserve! In the rainy season you might not see anything but clouds here. There is no other way to get a view like this from inside the park – the sheer cliffs make all the peaks [...]
The green-cheeked parakeets were quite hard to see up close, as they were usually in the dense canopy when in the valleys. Not in dead trees, like the mitred parakeet seemed to prefer. Altitude: 1064 metres.
This species can grow to huge specimens with enormous inflorescences that dangles in the wind. The specialised root system ensures the plant is like glued to the face of the rock. Altitude: 1062 metres.
This is perhaps the most numerous of the parakeet species here, and I saw many flocks of them escaping the various birds of prey. They nest in cracks and holes on the cliffs, and here it appeared at least 2 couples had their nest. A perfect spot it seemed, as they had this dead tree [...]
If you know of a dead tree, or a tree with a dead branch nearby – just wait there for a while and you’re bound to find flycatchers or other birds with a need to have an unobstructed view. This is from the only lookout point in the park, so this flycatcher both had an [...]
Finding cacti here was a surprise to me! I saw their red flowers from afar, but assumed totally different species. Some were several metres long, like this one, and only limited by the abiliy to withstand the gravity and wind. Altitude: 1062 metres.
Due to the topography there is so far only this one spot from where you can truly enjoy the park! The other one is at the gate of the park, but that location is outside park. Here you only see the preserved park – all around you! I spent a few hours here, and it [...]
The second of two species I found roaming the sheer cliffs of Refugio Los Volcanes. Amazing how they seemed totally impervious to the strong wind – they effortlessly ran up, down or sideways while catching insects and checking out their competition. The walls were full of lizards, so apparently there is an abundance of food [...]
The first of two species I found roaming the sheer cliffs. Amazing how they seemed totally impervious to the strong wind – they effortlessly ran up, down or sideways while catching insects and checking out their competition. The walls were full of lizards, so apparently there is an abundance of food living on the cliffs [...]
Bromeliads, cacti and a number of other species are living on these sheer cliffs! Defying gravity, wind, water and erosion! During my stay the wind was very strong, making it very difficult to hold my camara still, an the plants were rustling intensely in the wind. Yet they hold on through the heaviest of rains [...]