The first time to me to see and photograph this amazing bird. Utajärvi, Finland.
Finally we got some ice and snow in Helsinki. Unfortunately snow will disappear soon.
Coal tit is a small bird who does not have a comb. He never looks nicely set.
The nest of ospreys is on a small island. There is a fallen tree with a big chunk of roots and soil and a hole through which the lens is put out. One could call it an organic hide.
Yesterday there was three ospreys flying around. Looked like that there was one too many.
Back home from South-Africa. Luckily it is not too cold here.
I want to thank with the flowers of Cape Town all my followers through the years.
Our stay here will end tomorrow. After 14 hours of flying we will be back in Finland on Tuesday afternoon.
Cape White-eye. The chick dropped down to our terrace and found his place on the cross. Parents worked hard to feed him there.
Third January in Cape Town for us. We like this beautiful place and the weather here. This year has been too hot, around 35 degrees without wind. At home, in Finland has been 35 degrees, too. Minus.
A very special, warm autumn we are experiencing!
A pink version of Yarrow.
This is weird!
The bioluminescent waves of Vaadhoo Island
Doug Perrine, a marine biology photographer, has captured stunning images of bioluminescent waves, in Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. The spot holds a concentrated population of bioluminescent phytoplankton, much to the delight of photographers.
Various species of phytoplankton are known to bioluminesce, and when washed ashore by the tides, their chemical energy is turned into light energy, illuminating waves all over the world.
The biological process is ancient, natural and found around the world. If you’ve never seen it, it’s most easily observed on nice, warm beaches after dark.
My favorite rapids in Espoo. I have more than a thousand pics from these rapids.
Well…this is different! Very different!…Risto
Good salmon summer in Neiden, Norway even if I did not catch any this time.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 46 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 116 posts. There were 72 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 50mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was April 15th with 70 views. The most popular post that day was Thursday Theme “Jump”.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were inspis.vuodatus.net, facebook.com, blogilista.fi, hundredpics.1g.fi, and kuvaristo.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for lapland, inari, helsinki, landscape, and otanmäki.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Thursday Theme “Jump” April 2010
About January 2009
Thursday Theme “Helmikuu on helmi” February 2009
Thursday Theme “The Spring” April 2010
Thursday Theme “Still life” March 2010
Nature at Inari lake – it is so bare but so beautiful. Picture taken at Suovasaari, close to Inari village in Lapland.
When hiking at the riverside of Inari-river close to Angeli in Lapland we found this set up of round stones. One stone in the middle and four around. Looks like made by man and maybe “Seita”, a holy place of ancient people?
Sometimes you do not need to go far. I was photographing mushrooms and lichen in the woods and when getting back to our cottage I took this pic. I like it!
Here is one modern version of bottles.