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Friday, May 8, 2015

On May 6th 2015 a minke whale washed up on a sandy beach of Vogur on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is uncertain why this minke whale stranded but a Navy ship came through a few days before, which might have been emitting high intensive sonar. Without an autopsy it is just speculation, hopefully the Marine Institute will  give some answers. It is very sad news because this minke whale is one known very well to us working on Faxaflói. A minke whale called Happy seen every year since 2007. A regular that unfortunately won't be regularly anymore. 













Friday, January 30, 2015

A Winters glow on Seltjarnarnes

Another beautiful winters day here in Reykjavik. A decided to go to one of my favourite birding spots, Grótta on the Seltjarnares Peninsula. The whooper swans looked particularly spectacular in this low lying sun and the greylag geese did also impress. 


















Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Wonderland

I finally was able to get out and about to photograph some horses in this beautiful winters sunshine. I loved how thick and golden some of the horses coats were. Very beautiful. We also took a quick stop at Hraunfossar, however it was quite dark by that time but still got some nice slow shutter speed shots.