Category : Blog

Magical Masai Mara
09:23 , January 28, 2011
Posted in: Blog, Kenya

Here's my final report from the African safari just before Christmas. Our last stop was Masai Mara, where we checked out a camp we planned to use as a base for future photo safaris to this area. And yes, our expectations were definitely met! Our small aircraft flew directly from the Samburu to Masai Mara, [...]

Masai Mara #2 2011
11:55 , January 7, 2011
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6-12 SEPTEMBER 2011, SOLD OUT Our photo safaris to Africa are very popular, so we can now offer a second safari to Masai Mara, on 6-12 September 2011. We are visiting one of the world’s seven wonders – the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where 1.5 million wildebeest are migrating at this time of [...]

Year 2010 in Pictures
12:01 , January 5, 2011
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I had many great moments in 2010. Here are 50 of my favorite images I took during last year. Do you have any top 3 favorites?     JANUARY #1 Hawk Owl in Norway. Copyright © Ole Jørgen Liodden / Naturfokus. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LARGER VERSION, BUY A PRINT OR DOWNLOAD THE [...]

Oryx rut in Samburu
01:23 , December 30, 2010
Posted in: Blog, Kenya

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to experience and photograph Oryx rut in Samburu National park (in northern Kenya). Actually I went there (along with my friend Bent Olsen) fully intending to photograph leopards, but it was the Oryx which interested me the most on this safari. One afternoon we saw a herd of [...]

Gorillas in Rwanda
09:35 , December 23, 2010

I'm now back from a successful photo safari to Africa. This time we started in Rwanda with an intense two day trek looking for gorillas in the Volcano National Park, on the border to Uganda and the Congo. The agenda for both days called for a relatively medium length 1.5 hour walk each way. This [...]

Masai Mara #1 2011
07:32 , December 13, 2010
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1-7 SEPTEMBER 2011, SOLD OUT This photo safari of 1-7 September 2011 goes to one of the world’s seven wonders – the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where 1.5 million wildebeest are migrating at this time of year. In addition, there’s also lots of other interesting wildlife to see and photograph. The camp is [...]

Great days in Okavango
00:25 , December 5, 2010
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Exploring the Okavango delta in Botswana had been one of my long term dream photo safaries. In mid-November, I had the opportunity to visit this area, and what place it was! As the largest inland delta in the world it contains thousands of birds and animals. Seba camp, located on the west side of the [...]

Snow crystals
22:29 , December 1, 2010
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Today I've been photographing trees and snow crystals in -24°C temperatures, close to where I live in Norway. It is not extremely cold, but it's important to dress in layers to stay warm! The important thing when photographing under cold conditions is not to let your cameras and lenses warm too fast when coming inside. [...]

Kalahari Plains
22:04 , November 18, 2010
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I'm back from my African expedition, with eight great days in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Together with my good friend and colleague Roy Mangersnes, I've had many unique experiences and photo opportunities, resulting in almost 20,000 photos. I want to share some of these images with you in several upcoming blogs. First out is the [...]

Polar bear attack
19:39 , October 12, 2010
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On the second photo expedition to Svalbard this past summer (27/8-3/9), we experienced a rare situation between a Polar bear and a Glaucous gull. A polar bear suddenly dove and swam a good 10-15 meters underwater before it attacked the surprised young gull. I have never seen anything like this on previous expeditions to Svalbard, [...]