February landscapes in slightly climate changed Finland

View over Vekarus, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

View over Vekarus, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Panoramic landscae over Vekarus rapids in Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Panoramic landscae over Vekarus rapids in Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Mirroring trees over Onnenvirta, Hoilola, Joensuu. February 2017.

Mirroring trees over Onnenvirta, Hoilola, Joensuu. February 2017.

Birch forest panned with TS-E -lens. Hoilola, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Birch forest panned with TS-E -lens. Hoilola, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

View over Onnenvirta in Hoilola, Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

View over Onnenvirta in Hoilola, Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Skier crossing the lake on trekking-skis. Lappträsk, Finand. February 2017.

Skier crossing the lake on trekking-skis. Lappträsk, Finand. February 2017.

Reeds and shadows. Lappträsk, Finland. February 2017.

Reeds and shadows. Lappträsk, Finland. February 2017.

Skiing on the snowcovered ice of lake Lapinjärvi. Finland, February 2017.

Skiing on the snowcovered ice of lake Lapinjärvi. Finland, February 2017.

Panoramic landscae over Vekarus rapids in Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Panoramic landscae over Vekarus rapids in Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Rapids at Vekaruskoski photographed with TS-E lens shifted. Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February, 2017.

Rapids at Vekaruskoski photographed with TS-E lens shifted. Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February, 2017.

White-throated dipper singing in the rapids. Some motion blur, but that is part of the game when catching this quick bird with long exposure. Myllykievari, Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

White-throated dipper singing in the rapids. Some motion blur, but that is part of the game when catching this quick bird with long exposure. Myllykievari, Tuupovaara, Joensuu, Finland. February 2017.

Ice cave built up due to ice expansion. Lappträsk, Finland. February 2017.

Ice cave built up due to ice expansion. Lappträsk, Finland. February 2017.

Thin snowcover on the sunmelted ice. Lappträsk, Finland, february 2017.

Thin snowcover on the sunmelted ice. Lappträsk, Finland, february 2017.

Many of us feels that we still have a quite normal winter in Finland these days, but experience and looking at the statistics tell something different. Yes – we have had some snow…Yes – we have had some cold periods…Still it is not the same as it used to be. Somebody can think that I am not satisfied whatever winter brings, but I truly miss the large amounts of snow with longer cold periods. To be sure that you can enjoy snow and cold the upcoming weekend – that I really miss. Now we have to learn to live with insecureness of winter – will there be any snow, will there be any ice cover on the lake. The stastistic in whiter changes looks like the blade of a saw – going up and down constantly. As a wildlife photographer with 13 years of experience I can for sure say that things are changing and it is happening at a fast pace. More and more we have “allround weather” through the year and the amounts of heavy winds and storms are rising all the time. So please keep in mind when looking at these snowy pictures that they have been taken with love – love for snow.

— Posted on 01.03.2017 at 00:06

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