That’s close enough mate! Neighbor taking a close-up of the local moose
This young Moose (Alces alces) female is wandering around in the area, mostly trimming the wild tree buds – but occasionally also helping herself to some of the more exotic and delicious shrubs in the gardens around here. And she isn’t very much afraid. In fact, one of the neighbors came driving home today, but she wouldn’t move, so he had to park down by the road and take a detour to get up to his house. The other neighbor wanted to take a close up, and walked near enough for her to raise her leg in warning that he was close enough. One shouldn’t be afraid of these animals – but they demand to be respected and kept at a distance. A kick from the fore legs can easily be deadly. Usually they don’t attack, unless you startle them, come between a cow and her calves or are perceived as a challenge from one of the bulls during mating season.
The Norwegian female Moose is usually between 180 and 210 centimeters tall (shoulder height) and weighs between 200 and 400 kg. The bull is about 190 and 220 centimeters and weighs 200 to 600 kg.
Their fantastic ability to digest cellulose through an intricate system of bowl enzymes has been studied so that the same enzymes could be used to produce sustainable biofuels from wood.
13. April 2013 | Categories: 1-Spring, 4-Winter, Biology, Everyday Life, General Information, Nature, Nature's Delight, Photo, Photo - processed RAW, Science & Technology, Seasons | Tags: Alces alces, Buds, Bull, Calf, Cow, Deadly, Kick, Moose, Photo, Shoot, Tree, Trimming | 2 Comments
I suffer from insomnia due to chronic pain. That is most times a disadvantage – but not always. Walking around at night trying to concentrate the pain away mentally sometimes make me grab my camera to find a moment of Photo Zen… A couple of nights ago I captured this photo of Narvik and the newly installed light-show on the new hotel downtown. I posted it in the local Facebook-group Narvik før og nå (Narvik in the past and now, loosely translated). It gained a quite surprising and enormous popularity, so I thought that would be a good cherry picked candidate for my blog. Here it is! Enjoy!
Sleepless in Narvik – The newly installed light show on the new hotel downtown reflects in the harbor basin.
21. February 2013 | Categories: 4-Winter, Everyday Life, Facebook, General Information, In the News right now, Long Exposure, Photo, Photo - processed RAW, Seasons, Travel | Tags: Narvik før og nå, Photo, Photo Zen, Popular, Sleepless in Narvik, Sleepless in Seattle, Zen | Leave a comment
Aurora borealis above the Ofoten Fjord with the mountain Veggen in the background as seen from Ankenes yesterday.
13. October 2012 | Categories: 3-Autumn, Astronomy and Athmospheric Physics, Geophysics, Long Exposure, Meteorology, Nature's Delight, Photo, Photo - processed RAW, Physics, Science & Technology, Seasons, Travel | Tags: 3-Autumn, Ankenes, Astronomy and Athmospheric Physics, Aurora, Aurora Borealis, Awe-inspiring, Awesome, beautiful, Beautiful sights, Boyfriend, Catching, Chinese, christmas, Company, Danielle, Darkness, fjord, Flipping, Flipping through photos, Forratangen, Fraction, General Information, Geophysics, Grown man, Japanese, Jumping, Kid, Kid at Christmas, Kjeldebotn, Korean, Kp, Kp-index, Lifetime, light, Long Exposure, Memories, Memories for a Lifetime, Meteor, Meteor shower, Meteorology, Narvik, Nature's Delight, Nordlys, Nordlysbilleder, Nordslysbilder, Northern Lights photographs, Northern Norway, Norway, Occasion, Ofoten, Ofoten Fjord, Orionids, Passing, Phenomenal photo shoot, Photo, Photo - processed RAW, Photo - Summa cum Laude, Photos, Physics, Science & Technology, Shooting star, Shouting, Show, Silly, Techniques, Tourist, travel, Travel | Tags: Aaaah, Veggen, Yes | Leave a comment