Category Archives: Wildlife

Magnificent isolation. Lashed year round by wind and rain, the remote fjord Ófeigsfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland is as enchanting as it is difficult. Not surprisingly, today the lone farm there is occupied only during Summer and part of Fall. In the decades past, Ófeigsfjörður was renowned for shark fishing, and for his […]

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Tranquil Goa. Last evening, my friend, Sudeep Dalvi, took me for a ride in his canoe, named Bismarque The Unsinkable, after the environmental activist, the late Fr. Bismarque Dias. Our starting point was the backwaters of St. Estevem village which then lead us into the broad canal of the River Mandovi. We meandered in this […]

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A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland.   I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below).   The video is also available on YouTube.    

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Dive-bombed by Arctic terns. The Oystercatchers in the first two images below were perturbed by my intrusion into their nesting space and registered their displeasure with harried calls. Soon thereafter the nearby colony of Arctic terns sensed my presence, and the reaction was fierce. They set upon me with an intent to draw blood (see […]

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