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  • Wildlife Photography Shots – 150th Article!

    Some Wildlife photography shots to celebrate the 150th article on the website! I take this opportunity to gather and share various shots from 2017, which for most of them, have never been posted. Most of them were taken in Switzerland, and few from Finland. Wildlife photography is quite difficult when you do it 100% in the Wild. When you have the chance to encounter the animals, it’s still unsure that you will have the good light, that there is no …

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  • Alpine ibexes, Creux du Van, Switzerland

    Le Creux du Van in Switzerland is famous for its alpine ibexes. Easy access (too much perhaps), this nature reserve is home to a group of alpine ibexes, which can be, depending on the day, easily observable. These photos at Le Creux du Van, were taken in winter (mating season for alpine ibexes), and allow to see male ibex (goats), females (“étagnes”), and their young (“cabris”). The images are not from this year, but I didn’t had time to publish …

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  • Areuse Gorges, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    The Areuse Gorges (Gorges de l’Areuse in French) are located in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Hiking on the trails along the Areuse River is relatively easy, and it is a beautiful walk in a surprising scenery. The Areuse takes its source from St-Sulpice and crosses the Val de Travers. From the Champ-du-Moulin, the river rushes into magnificent gorges (The Gorges de l’Areuse) before reaching the town of Boudry, and then finally flows in Neuchâtel Lake. The photos of …

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  • Bear Watching in Finland – Kuusamo

    Final part of my trip to Finland was bear watching in Kuusamo region. It is a great area if you wonder where to photograph bears in Finland, or do some Wildlife Photography in general. I would have prefered to take pictures of bears in the wild by myself, as I planned to do and as I did in Canada, but due to the weather conditions and my inexperience in Finland’s Wilderness, I booked a hide for my last day. After …

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  • Hossa National Park – Finland

    The Hossa National Park in Finland, is located in the province of Oulu. It is a popular outdoor destination for tourists and is also known for having the oldest rock paintings in Northern Finland (dating back to 1500-2500 BC). The name “Hossa” originates from the old Sami word Huossa meaning “a place far away”. In June 2017, Hossa National Park was established as the 40th national park in Finland, for the 100-year anniversary of Independence of the country. Prior to …

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  • Oulanka National Park – Juuma – Finland

    Last day of hiking in Oulanka National Park, Finland, in the area close to Juuma village. I will discover and hike on the Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, a trail that merges at some point with the Karhunkierros. I make my first stop at Myllykoski’s mill with a bridge that crosses the rapids of River Kitkajoki. The scenery and the impressive sound of the river, make me, kind of, forget the early morning rain. Passing across the Pyröreälampi swampy area, I reach …

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  • Oulanka National Park – Centre – Finland

    Hiking further more in Oulanka National Park, in Finland, I’m sharing here my pictures of the ‘Centre’ area. The Oulanka visitor centre is my strating point, and at this time of the day, there is not other hiker yet. This gives me a good opportunity to explore peacefully Oulanka park, and hike on the Karhunkierros Trail. I did the first kilometers on the Hiiden Hurmos, a culture trail that goes through a large pine forest, along reindeer fences and a …

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  • Oulanka National Park – North – Finland

    Continuing my road trip in Finland, to reach the North part of Oulanka National Park, I was able to enjoy the Autumn colors and Wildlife there. Located right under the arctic circle and covering 270km2, Oulanka Nstional Park was established in 1956 and expanded in 1982 and 1989. It offers numerous incredible trails, including the famous Finnish trekking route, Karhunkierros (82 km). Hikers will enjoy a variety of landscapes, switching from meadows to rivers, dense forests to clear areas, and …

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  • Urho Kekkonen National Park – Finland

    Urho Kekkonen National Park in Finland, is the first stop of my road trip that brought me far above the arctic circle! First time ever visiting Finland, I went there to see the autumn colors, photograph wildlife, hike a lot and discover the country. Despite I was unlucky with the weather (wind, cold and rain), the colorful landscapes were very astonishing, and it was incredible to hike there. I was hoping to watch northern lights, but it was too cloudy …

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  • Haut Val de Bagnes – Valais – Switzerland

    The Haut Val de Bagnes, in Valais canton of Switzerland, has been a protected zone since 1968. With a surface of 150 km2, this is the second biggest nature reserve in Switzerland, among its 1600 reserves, after the Zernez national Park. Hiking in the Haut Val de Bagnes will let you encounter the swiss Wildlife, with many ibexes (mountain goats, reintroduced in Bagnes from 1926), chamois and marmots. I didn’t see that many that day, even after exploring those mountains …

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