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  • Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

    Established in 1922, the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy (Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso), is the first Italian national park. Located between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, the park is named after Gran Paradiso mountain, which is included in the park, and is contiguous with the French Vanoise national park. Protecting lots of species (chamois, marmots, bearded vulture, golden eagle, etc.), the park was initially created to protect the endangered alpine ibex, avoiding its extinction. Before its creation, the …

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  • Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Version

    I was looking for an affordable super zoom lens, and the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Version appeard to be my final choice aftre reading and watching lots of reviews. So here is mine, after almost three years of use. The reason that I wanted a new super zoom lens, is because I wasn’t happy anymore with the results I was getting with my Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM C-AF (Article coming soon). My choice of …

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  • Abandoned Houses, Quebec, Eastern Townships

    Exploring two abandoned houses in Quebec, and more specifically, in the Eastern Townships, here are some pictures of those places left almost in ruins. Urbex and rurex, very popular in Quebec, allow to immerse yourself, during a photo session, in a more or less distant time, and to discover the vestiges of this one. Here are two abandoned houses. The first one, a wooden house, could be used as a location for a horror film, because of its isolation, but …

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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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