lørdag 20. oktober 2012


This cold morning brought with it a nice sunrise and the possibility to practice macrophotography.

Trondheim city early in the morning

The sun fights its way through the mist and trees

One attemt on the classic frost picture

Another attempt

søndag 14. oktober 2012

Høstvandring (Authumn walk)

These days are quite busy at the University, but sometimes I just need to step outside for a while, bringing my trusted camera. This is todays result.

Sunrise and the Sea interact

Kornkråke (Rook), Corvus frugilegus

Blåmeis (Blue tit), Cyanistes caeruleus

lørdag 13. oktober 2012

Ringsel (Ringed Seal) Pt.2

While working at the Kittiwake colony, we first met a Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) swimming around the boat and it did not leave when we jumped out in the water. It stayed with us for about 30 minutes swimming quite close, seemingly quite curious. For a while, this one (atleast we thought it was the same one) came to the beach every morning when we arrived with the boat and stayed close to us for a few minutes before it left, and we named him "Claus" after our supervisor.

"Claus" our beloved Ringed Seal

 One day, a "friend" of "him" showed up, just as curious and we called this one "Scarface". Further on, the visits became more random (but we also went to work more randomly aswell), but we did spot them at the beach, close to our boat, from time to time.


Some more pictures of the Seals. 

fredag 12. oktober 2012

Steinkobben (Harbor Seal)

There is still a great lot of pictures left from Svalbard, and these are some of the pictures of the Harbour Seal which is not supposed to be all that common on Svalbard. Still, a few of them was observed through the whole summer.

lørdag 6. oktober 2012

Flaggspett (Great Spotted Woodpecker)

I decided to not let this sunny day pass without a trip, so I went outside and heard the Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) beating on a hollow tree. Quite a loud noise.

onsdag 3. oktober 2012

Bever igjen (Beaver)

Had a small trip last weekend and  four beavers (Castor fiber) appeared. This fellow agreed to be taken pictures of;

To bad the branch is in the way..

mandag 1. oktober 2012

Alkekonge (Little Auk)

Little Auks, those magnificent little creatures. I was so lucky to be able to work with them a little, while staying in Svalbard this summer for my MSc thesis.

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