Zoltán Gergely Nagy - Hidden
As part of an environmental project, scientists from the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj, searched for Black Stork nests over the winter months along the Tur river in Northwest Romania. Besides recording the nests, they have also built a temporary hide near one of them, before the birds came back in spring. I have used this distant and well thought-out hide, that allowed me to photograph these sensitive birds without disturbing them. As I was looking through my viewfinder, I realized that I wanted to show the nest in its context, rather than just the birds themselves, so I switched to a wider lens and waited for the sun to rise. Hidden in a thick lowland forest along the Tur river, this nest is probably many generations old and with the arrival of spring and new leaves on the trees – it’s almost impossible to find.
Tags: Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, forest, Romania, Zoltan Gergely Nagy