Transylvania, home to Count Dracula and lots of Brown Bears. This type of Brown Bear is leaner and much more active compared to the big ones we have up north. I was invited to Transylvania to test and give feedback on their Bear Photography setup.
Photos from the days in Transylvania on the Brown Bear Photo Expedition
This is the Photo Album from the my trip to Transylvania in Romania. There I participate in a Brown Bear test photography group.
I really liked the days in Transylvania and the area we visited. The main object was of course to test their hides for the Brown Bear. We mixed this with bird photography and landscape photography as you can see in this photo album from Transylvania.
The concept to mix both hide photography with other types of photography during a day is something I like. Hide photography is nice and sometimes a must if you really want to get good photos of certain species. But, I like to be mobile and to have the possibility to choose the background myself at times.
Transylvania lived up to the expectations I had and I came home with a good selections of photos that I hope you like. I would gladly go back in another season to see what that would bring. I had hope for spring, but it was a little late in Transylvania. As it seems to be in whole of Europe.
So what about the photos from Transylvania?
Is there any photo that I think is better than the rest?
I like the Misty Mountain picture that I use as a feature photo in this Album. There is a mysterious feeling in that photo that I really like. And to be, more or less, at the same height as the clouds gave a nice angle to photo from.
The photo of the Semicollared Flycatcher is one that I like a little bit more than many others. It was taken from a distance so it shows more of the bird’s habitat, than many pictures I take. The light is great in this picture as a couple of sun rays is coming thru the tree canopy and hits the small birds perch.
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Any Brown Bears?
If I just look at the Brown Bear pictures then I would say that I like the presence of the Brown Bears in most pictures. I have tried to choose a variety of photos that show different postures and behavior.
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I like the Brown Bears presence in this picture as it is coming nearer and nearer to the hide in which we sat. It is one of the Brown Bears that we saw on each session, in the mountain hide, and it seemed to be one of the curious kind, if you ask me.
My hope is that you might find a good selection of photos here that might inspire you to travel to Transylvania, and Romania. The landscape is breathtaking and with a good guide you find many photo opportunities there.
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
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Mana Pools National Park 2017
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The Zambezi River 2017
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