In love with the cold

Backlit snowy pine viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Backlit snowy pine viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E, shifted for panorama.

Backlit snowy pine viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Backlit snowy pine viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E 17mm, tilted and shifted for panorama.

Backlit snowy forest viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Backlit snowy forest viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E 90mm, tilted and shifted for panorama.

First ice cover on lake Lapinjärvi for this season. December 2015.

First ice cover on lake Lapinjärvi for this season. December 2015. TS-E 17mm, tilted and sifted for panorama.

First ice forming on lake Lapinjärvi, December 2015.

First ice forming on lake Lapinjärvi, December 2015. TS-E 17mm tilted and shifted for panorama.

First ice cover on lake Lapinjärvi for this season - formations. December 2015.

First ice cover on lake Lapinjärvi for this season – formations. December 2015. TS-E 17mm tilted and shifted for panorama.

Ice art panning technique. Frozen icicles. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. December 2015.

Ice art panning technique. Frozen icicles. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. December 2015.

Ice art. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland, December 2015.

Ice art. Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland, December 2015.

Snowy spruce forest viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Snowy spruce forest viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E 90mm tilted and shifted for panorama.

Old mill at Forsby river in Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E tilted and shifted for panorama.

Old mill at Forsby river in Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E tilted and shifted for panorama. TS-E 17mm tilted and shifted for panorama.

White-throated dipper in its winter habitat. Liljendal, Lovisa, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper in its winter habitat. Liljendal, Lovisa, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper finding some goodies from the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper finding some goodies from the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Old mill at Forsby river in Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E tilted and shifted for panorama.

Old mill at Forsby river in Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016. TS-E 17mm tilted and shifted for panorama.

White-throated dipper a moment before diving into the icecold water in the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper a moment before diving into the icecold water in the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper in its winter habitat. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper in its winter habitat. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper a moment before diving into the icecold water in the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

White-throated dipper a moment before diving into the icecold water in the rapids. Porlom, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedling dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedlings dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedlings dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedlings dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Bearded reedlings dining in the reeds. Svinö, Borgå, Finland. January 2016.

Backlit snowy forest viewed from Falkberget in Norrby, Lappträsk, Finland. January 2016.

Halo – Sävträsk, Lovisa, Finland. January 2016.

I just feel so alive when the cold front creeps over the country. The beauty of the crystals, the ice, the snow, the light – everything feels magical. I feel privileged to live in a country with four seasons and I really enjoy it when we have them all during the year – it is enriching and good for the diversity in nature. Some winter birds and panoramas from the first month of the year 2016 – enjoy!

— Posted on 21.01.2016 at 23:07

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