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.
This 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 was really magnificent with 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.
Read about Zakouma National Park and look at some of the photos I took during my six day stay there in March 2019. Zakouma National Park is an refuge for many species in the Salamat region of Chad. A place that might remind us how Africa once looked when animals freely could roam the continent.
Mana Pools National Park 2018
I went bush camping in Mana Pools in October 2018. It gave me a new insight into what he bush can bring you even at a famous place like Mana Pools in northern Zimbabwe.
The Zambezi River 2018
The Zambezi river 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 thanks to the Zambezi river.
Hungary Bee-eater Bonanza 2018
This is my photo album from the Hungarian Bee-eater Bonanza workshop in June 2018. 7 days of photography gave us plenty of good opportunities to work with the animals of the Puszta.