Bulgaria

Black-headed Bunting

New birding trip: day 1

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route: Sofia – Plovdiv – Pazardzhik – Plovdiv Birding trip today starts at 5,30. I start a new 5 day long birdwatching trip with a small group of 2 American birders. Our main areas will the Western Rhodope mountains and the wetlands around Sofia.…
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear oenanthe melanoleuca

Birdwatching trip around Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip Birdwatching trip around just ended. I guided a group of 5 British birders for 9 days around the country. The result is a fantastic list of nearly 200 birds seen and/or heard.…
St Ivan Rilski Church

Landscape photography weekend

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Landscape photography The past few days were quite dynamic in terms of traveling, landscape photography and emotions. The national holiday of Bulgaria, March 3rd , gave us a few extra days in the middle of the week and a total of 4 days holiday:  Time enough to travel to further destinations.…
shapes and shades

Pobiti kamani

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Pobiti kamani area Pobitite kamani is a desert? Did you know that Europe has deserts? Well apparently it does. One in Spain called Tabernas Desert and one in Bulgaria called Pobiti Kamani.…
Sunset over Stob pyramids

Stob pyramids

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Landscape photography trip Stob pyramids are a majestic set of land formation situated only about an hour drive south of Sofia, Bulgaria. At the end of the road you start a walk along a track for about 40 minutes that takes you up to a wonderful panorama view.…
St.Nikolai monument

Cape Kaliakra sunrise

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Cape Kaliakra After welcoming the sunrise at Buzludzha peak we wanted to get another sunrise. This time it would be at Cape Kaliakra: 8 km long cape on the Northern Black sea coast. From the top of the mountain, we descended down tot he Black sea coast.…
Long-legged Buzzard

Bird photography hides test

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I just returned from testing two new photography hides for Eastern Imperial Eagle. Colleagues have been feeding the eagles weekly for a few months now and we had left a photo trap to follow the scene.…
sunrise

Buzludzha sunrise

It was freezing cold! I spent about two minutes without gloves setting my camera and then could not feel my fingers. I seriously thought I might be on my way to loose my fingers but could not admit it.…
Backlight sand pyramids near Melnik

Melnik pyramids

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Melnik pyramids are not far from where I live, but it has been some time since I last wrote here but here am I back again. I used the time during the Christmas holidays to visit some of my favourite areas.…
Sunset over the gorge

Gorge photography

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It’s been a long time since I last did any landscape photography and any related blog post. Well, here I am back again with a story from the past weekend when I wanted to explore some areas not far from Sofia.…