My Chromecast photos
This album is small, but it also contains my perhaps most widely known work, thanks to its publication in Google Chromecast. I’m very proud of this recognition, and I hope this selection can grow in time.
This photograph captures a type of fungus known as Oudemansiella mucida growing on a tree in northern Poland.
Fungi play a crucial role in many natural ecosystems, acting as decomposers, symbionts and pathogens. These organisms play a key role in the cycling of nutrients, breaking down dead plant material and returning nutrients to the soil, making them available for other organisms.
I snapped this shot in Sarek National Park, Sweden. It was a very early morning, perhaps half an hour after sunrise. And what a sunrise it was! That's only one of many photos I took this morning.
Despite appearances, that's not a drone photo. We slept at the top of the mountain this night. It was certainly worth it!
Captured in Białowieża National Park, located in north-eastern Poland. The Eurasian bullfinch is a small passerine bird, known for its distinctive plumage. The male has a bright pink breast and face, while the female is more subdued with a gray-brown breast and a white ring around the eye. These birds are known to form monogamous pairs and are typically found in wooded areas.
Białowieża National Park is a unique area, home to one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, and it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park's forest ecosystem is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including over 250 species of birds, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers.
Disko Bay, located on the west coast of Greenland, is known for its large population of humpback whales. These whales migrate to the area during the summer months to feed on the abundant schools of fish. The tail of a humpback whale, also known as a fluke, can be seen in this photograph, breaching the surface of the water. Humpback whales are known for their acrobatic displays. The presence of these whales in Disko Bay is a reminder of the diverse marine life found in the Arctic region and the importance of conservation efforts to protect these species.
The icebergs in the photograph are also an important feature of Disko Bay. These massive chunks of ice have calved off glaciers and have been sculpted by the forces of wind and water. The process of glacier calving, where chunks of ice break off from the glacier and enter the ocean, is a natural phenomenon that contributes to sea level rise and is further accelerated by the impacts of climate change.
Captured in Tusheti mountains, Georgia.
Lake Inari is the third-largest lake in Finland, located in the northernmost part of Finnish Lapland. The lake is surrounded by a vast wilderness area of fells, rivers, and forests, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and fishing. I took this photo in March, when the lake is completely frozen, allowing my group to traverse the lake on cross-country skis.
The lake boasts thousands of islands, one of which we were fortunate enough to rent a hut on. For an entire week, we had the entire island to ourselves. To access fresh water, we had to break through the ice on the lake and collect it in a bucket. We even had a wood-fired sauna there!
I captured it on the outskirts of Barentsburg, Svalbard. There were four or five of these little cubs, all playing in the vicinity. There were no parents in sight. Finally, one of them stopped running around and rested in the sun for a couple of seconds. It took a good couple of hours of sneaking and waiting to take this shot!
The sun does not set in the summer there - I took this photo close to midnight!
I often get asked what's in this shot and how I took it. It's a layer of fog, very slowly flowing up from the river valley. It's not a long exposure. It's just a unique and rare atmospheric effect. And yes, seeing it with my own eyes was truly stunning!
Taken in Sarek National Park, Sweden.