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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23 April 2015

Leiden, the Netherlands

 
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17 December 2014

Northern Holland and Utrecht

Take a walk along the streets and canals of Utrecht. But before that you must escape the depressive bogs of the North. :)
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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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15 August 2014

Spiny-cheek crayfish Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)

A series of photos on the white background of this invasive crayfish what has become a big theat to the population of the European noble crayfish (Astacus astacus). 
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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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26 April 2014

Special artistic frog shooting in Riga zoo

The most recent frog shooting in Riga has turned out to be unique - find out why!

New time, new light, new frogs.

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26 April 2014

Tallinn Zoo project

In April I had exciting trip to Tallinn, Estonia. While living more than a week in the Zoo's guesthouse I managed to make a big photo shooting there.

Let me take you inside the northern zoo of Tallinn. 

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08 April 2014

Daugavpils Zoo and University: part 2

Here I will show the final result from the animal shooting in the laboratories of Latgales Zoo. 


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27 February 2014

Arthropods of Riga Zoo

This time I would like to take you inside the laboratories of insectarium of Riga zoo. Another portable studio photosession, now with my favourite animal type - the arthropods. 

Take a look at the colorful, wierd and alien like fascinating creatures!

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29 December 2013

Plump fox & frosty morning

The last day of snow before all this beauty has melted down. 
A nice rural morning trip with animal and landscape pictures.

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08 October 2013

Sigma 150 macro OS review

The following post is short review of Sigma 150 macro OS.

See impressions and recommendations about this spectacular lens and find out why I consider it to be one of the best macro options available. 

Enjoy new photographs and don't forget that you can
see EXIF information and download originals! 

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