My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology


8.11.11
  Eagles and Gulls in the Trollfjord

And that's why I prefer to photograph castles and landscape. The photo below is the only decent shot I got during the eagle safari on my Hurtigruten tour; all the others were blurred and out of focus.

Eagle in flight

The seagulls who also accompanied the ship thanks to some fishy baits, were an easier target. For one, they came closer, and while they are fast and elegant birds, they still don't match those eagles in speed.

Postcard motive

The misty weather didn't help, either, but the little exta tour was still worth it even without eagle photos. I got some good ones of the landscape, though. Nice material for some winter themed posts later on.

Seagulls in the Trollfjord

I didn't attempt black and white photos here; the dark rocks, dark water, snow and mist just make it look like that - certainly atmospheric.

A flight of gulls (or whatever it's called)

A tour with a amller boat that can go deeper into the Trollfjord is definitely recommended.
 
Comments:
Love the Seagulls in the Trollfjord despite the blurred bird. Striking image.
 
Entirely by coincidence, Gabriele, my blog also features eagles. Unfortunately, they were captive ones, but fantastic to be able to get up close to them. Wonderful creatures!
 
That's a better photo of an eagle than I've ever managed :-)
 
Thank you, Constance.

Doug, I had been to a falcon park the week before. You can see some captive eagles and owls in the post below.

Carla, you haven't seen the photos I deleted. :)
 
Very atmospheric! Love them!
 
Seagulls in the Trollfjord

I really like this one! Very Nice capture.
 
Thank you, Kathryn and Ron.
 
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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