Luciano Gaudenzio - Dipper, “sprite” of alpine streams


Every year in this season I spend whole days observing and photographing the dipper (Cinclus cinclus) the “sprite” of alpine streams.
In this image, I tried to communicate the serenity of an alpine dawn, when dipper, before starting his frenetic activity at nest, relaxing his-self on the favourite rock, singing….

Location: Dolomiti Friulane Natural Park

Tags: alps, dolomites, italy, luciano gaudenzio, mountain, rivers

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  1. Werner said:

    26/03/2011 13:00

    A peaceful moment at the river. Very nice!

  2. Sven Zacek said:

    29/03/2011 15:07

    It is very strange to see dippers on rocks without snow and ice. That is because here we only have them as winter visitors.

  3. Jaak said:

    24/04/2011 00:23

    Sven, some early ones arrive in some years when the leaves are still yellow-red :-P. Dipper is fun, I've been following them during few winters and probably will during the upcoming ones.