Sepp Hackhofer - Capercaillie


The Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) came in the Alps during the iceage and still lives here. But climate Change does not make it easy for these ancient birds to survive, as they are perfectly adapted to cold conditions, but not to warm temperatures. So they have moved much higher in the last 40 – 50 years and becoming rare in some Areas.  It is always  an adventure to photograph these beautiful birds, here in a swiss Stone pine (Pinus cembra) forest in the Dolomites.

Tags: birds, capercaillie, pinus cembra, swiss stone pine, tetrao urogallus

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