04 November 2016

Some more Autumn sketches and snow on the road

The wind above the nearby lake. And some snow on the road Riga-Tallinn.



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28 July 2016

Spiny-cheek crayfish in Vilce river

This invasive crayfish (Orconectes limosus) what has become a big theat to the population of the European noble crayfish (Astacus astacus)

Now I have found one in southern Latvia, wich isn't a good sign, ofcourse.

Why is this crayfish a threat? Not only it more reproductive and can tolerate stronger water pollution, but as all North-american crayfish it carries the crayfish plague. It is a water mold that infects crayfish, most notably the European Astacus species which die within a few weeks of being infected.
 

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14 July 2016

Noctilusent clouds over Latvia

One of my most favourite nature phenomena. I find them very graceful, pure and noble. And they would have perfectly suited the Elvish mood in the Lord of the Rings. :) 

These pictures are taken through the whole night, from dusk till dawn. 

As you can read on Wikipedia, these  are very special and facinating clouds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud


Check out also other night series with moonlit fog and many beautiful stuff!




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02 August 2015

Night lake and Silver clouds

Night shots form the past days.
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10 January 2015

Snow sketches

The first shooting in Latvia from this winter.

Fascinating snow patterns. 
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13 October 2014

Sunrise at the bog - Cenas tirelis

Morning bog shooting with great photographer Inese Kalnina.

Experience the atmosphere of mistery from the depths of Latvian moorland.


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15 September 2014

Underwater shooting with a dramatic mood

Another lake diving in search for crayfish. 

I just love communicating with these spectacular creatures. And this time I also caught some for morphological series of photos on a white background. Those pictures are comming soon. 


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12 August 2014

Noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) in a lake

Another underwater shooting, now with lots of the European noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) in their natural envinronment.

Enjoy underwater views of Northern Europe!
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10 August 2014

The first underwater shooting

The first underwater shooting that I made strait after buing a wet diving suit and a waterproof case for my camera. 

Now nature views will take a new level. Going down the surface where a different world is hidden. 


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31 July 2014

Travelling on a Midsummer

Several day's chase for the new pictures.

Fire skyes, crystal lakes, heavy clods and more...

Feel the ancient mystical atmosphere of a Midsummer's celebration.
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12 December 2013

Sun hole in Adazhi

Beautiful location in surroundings of Riga, in Adazi. Beautiful Lutheran church and sunset winter landscapes.
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27 September 2013

Photos from Lilaste district

This time it's a small post about a recreational trip to Lilaste district, which is located 40km away from Riga.
The whole district is quite poorly inhabited by men, so it is a good place to take one-day trips in its forests with wild lakes.
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27 September 2013

Seaside bicycle ride

I'm starting a series of posts with nature photo trips backstages and descriptions. My blog just started to function recently, but the amount of material is huge and diverse, and I hope it would be useful and entertaining for you, dear readers.

Seaside bicycle ride.

I would want to start with this year's last summer days occasional morning bicycle trip to the seaside.
It usually takes about half an hour to reach the Baltic beach of the Gulf of Riga from my house, but the road is so boring when you ride it all the time. 
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