This category includes photography trips that I have guided or done by myself.

Arctic circle

Bird survey in Norway: day 6, the arctic circle

Today’s route had to be started half an hour later, which gave me some extra time for sleeping. Just as i expected, the area was rather productive. The habitat was slightly different with more open fields, big river and some birch woodland.…
Bluethroat in spring © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 4

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After the break yesterday I was eager to start with my third route. It was a familiar one from last year so i knew what to expect. As usual i started at the exact time. Just as the forecast had suggested it was a beautiful morning.…
Reindeer are raised as domestic animals © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 3

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After the wet day yesterday and the rainy forecast for today i decided to get a break and relax for a day. The forecast for the day after is promising so i will bed on this strategy. Regardless of my plans i woke up fairly early is the early start has already become somewhat a schedule.…

New birdwatching trip around Bulgaria starts today

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Just started a new birdwatching trip around Bulgaria with a group of 11 British birdwatchers. The group members have a variety of expectations and keen to see local specialities. They arrived in Sofia in the late morning and we departed to our first birding stop.…
Sardinian Warbler, image: Iordan Hristov

Bird Identification course on birds of Bulgaria

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Bird identification course on birds of Bulgaria just ended. We spent a few wonderful days in the area of Eastern Rhodopes in Bulgaria looking at birds and teaching bird ID.The initiative is coordinated and implemented by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of birds and the Norwegian Nord-Trondelag University College.…
Western Capercaillie photography in Bulgaria

Western Capercaillie

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Western Capercaillie is an enigmatic bird to photograph. After a successful Capercaillie workshop in the beginning of april I took a client to the same area. The day of our arrival didn’t look very promising Capercaillie photography.…
Sand pyramid picture

Sand pyramid

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There are two areas with sand pyramid in South Western part of Bulgaria. This part of the country is known for its mild climate with strong Mediterranean influence suggesting high diversity of bird species and beautiful landscapes.…
Capercaillie workshop

Capercaillie workshop in Bulgaria

There are very few places where Wolves would howl right under the window of your room and bears will be sharpening their claws only a couple of meters away from you while you are asleep. It might be scary to some people but adventurous to others.…
the cup of Boyana waterfall

Boyana waterfall photography

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It was one of those days when I really wanted to go out and take some pictures. I considered several options but needed some sort of a light walk. I consulted a few sources and decided. It was going to be the Boyana Waterfall.…
Spotted Nutcracker close up

How to photograph Spotted Nutcracker?

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes is a smart bird to photograph. I posted a series of Nutcracker images in January 2014 and opportunities for photographing Spotted Nutcracker in Bulgaria.…