Nordens Ark is a zoological park in the Swedish province Bohuslän. They participate both in international and domestic conservation projects with endangered animals. It is situated at Åby fiord not far from the famous summer cities Lysekil and Kungshamn. It takes me just over an hour to drive there from Gothenburg.
Nordens Ark isn´t a big Zoological park, but it is one that I really like. I would recommend a visit if you are nearby. They also have a hotel where you can overnight and they arrange activities during the year. You can for example dine with the wolves.
Tom Svensson, a famous Swedish photographer, arrange workshops at Nordens Ark during the year. You then get the possibility to take photos of the animals out of the opening hours when the light tends to be better. I find it hard to get a good exposure in many circumstances during my visit. The light was hard and I can see that details have been lost in some of the photos. Even if I did exposure compensate for the harsh light.
This visit at Nordens Ark was really magnificent. I got many good photo opportunities. I think that I got a couple of nice photos of my favorite the Wolverine. Those photos might end up as a canvas.
It was nice to actually see a Red Panda move around, as they always tend to stay high up in the trees, and to stand just a few feet from a Eurasian Lynx that is looking straight into your eyes was spectacular. This was the first time I have ever seen this elusive predator. They are so well camouflaged so you really need to be lucky to see one even at a zoological park like Nordens Ark.
Lake Kerkini is a good place to learn to know the charismatic Dalmatian Pelican. This colorful bird in breeding plumage is why I chose to go back to the lake over and over. They are real characters and hopefully you might get the opportunity to get to know some of them really closely if you join me there next year.
Kafue National Park 2017
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest protected wildlife areas in Africa. It is a National Park with a great diversity and one I really liked. I would like to explore more of this huge park in the future.
Mana Pools National Park 2017
Mana Pools wildlife greeted us in September 2017. We had many memorable encounters with some of the iconic animals you find inside this lovely National Park in northern Zimbabwe.
The Zambezi River 2017
The Zambezi is one of the finest and least spoiled rivers in the world. The basin has some of Africa's finest national parks, and many valuable species, ecosystems and wilderness areas survive outside these parks as well.