torsdag 24. desember 2009
mandag 30. november 2009
tirsdag 24. november 2009
onsdag 18. november 2009
tirsdag 10. november 2009
mandag 19. oktober 2009
torsdag 8. oktober 2009
Norway was as breathtakingly beautiful as I had imagined it would be. Ole was the best skipper and host you could hope for and to share a small part of his incredible relationship with such magnificent birds was a true privilege.
tirsdag 22. september 2009
mandag 7. september 2009
Having sampled the wonder of Winter Eagles with Ole Martin I just couldn’t wait to get back to Flatanger for some summer photography.
I arrived in Lauvsnes at around 3-30pm – within 4 hours I was photographing my first summer eagle from Ole’s boat; and the action never stopped to be honest.
Over the course of the nest few days I obtained hundreds of images of eagles, their aerobatics, their dives for fish and their summer environment. Some of these eagles were most probably those I had photographed on my previous trip, in the winter, and I found it fascinating to see them in their element.
During the winter when they have to resort to scavenging inland they appear to be ‘pushed about’ by the Golden Eagles – being treated with little or no respect even by Ravens.
But here on the summer coastal margins they rule their kingdom from on high; and to have the opportunity to photograph these apex predators doing what they do best, and at such close quarters, really is a privilege.
The other real thrill for me was Arctic Skua – having never so much as clapped eyes on one before this little bird just left me speechless with its’ speed and agility.
Of course, like every other bit of wildlife in the area, they love Ole – they came so close they were nearly in the boat – not an easy shot to make with a 200-400mm f4, but we got there in the end!
After only two trips to Ole Martin Dahles’ I feel as if Flatanger is my second home and I would challenge anyone who experiences the place under Oles’ expert guidance not to feel some sort of deep connection with it.
“Det er noe helt med Ole's Flatanger opplevelser - takk min venn.!”
Thanks again Ole..
Wildlife in Pixels
onsdag 19. august 2009
Suddenly he stops the motor before the bridge of Lauvsnes – OTTER: he is whispering.
Everyone stops the moving in the boat and looks into the direction, Ole pointed out. Beside the pylon of the bridge in the dark water, the head of an otter is visible for one, two seconds. Then he dives – nothing to see. We are sitting in the boat, quietly, observing the area meter by meter – then again Ole is whispers: OTTER!: At the bank between rough stones.
The otter’s head is looking curious at 40 meters distance between the stones to our boat. Ole starts the engine for two, three seconds, smoothly we are approach the bank – he stops the motor and we are drifting slowly between the pylons of the bridge directly to the place where the otter is…. 30 meters, 25 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters, 10 meters… the otter is observing us permanently, he moves slowly and curious between the stones in the bright sun and looks always to us… one, two, three minutes, it seems never-ending, the camera with the 300 mm lens is clicking, it seems that this noise is not interesting for the otter - then it’s enough for him, he takes a half fish out of his hide and disappears slowly between the stones into the dark water for a undisturbed otter breakfast.
A unique experience! Awesome!! These are challenges which happens only one in life. That’s Norway-nature from Ole.
Thanks for that and for many other photographic adventures, like the eagle owls, Ole!! See you next year for more.
Peer von Wahl, Germany
søndag 28. juni 2009