Werner Bollmann – Capercaillie on the rocks

Werner Bollmann – Capercaillie on the rocks

Winter in northern Finland can be very hard. Temperatures below - 30°C occur regularly, and many birds like ptarmigans or black grouses dig caves into the snow to escape the cold. Even the big capercaillie does so. After some hours under the snow the birds fly in the trees again to feed on pine needles and birch buds, their poor winter diet.

Location: Finland

Posted on 19.02.2012
Photo info - 04.02.2012: Nikon D3s, 2.8/70-200mm, 1.7x Extender, f 5.6, 1/250, ISO 500
Tags: capercaillie finland snow tetrao urogallus werner bollmann winter wildlife photography
Werner Bollmann – Capercaillie on the rocks

Werner Bollmann – Capercaillie on the rocks

Winter in northern Finland can be very hard. Temperatures below - 30°C occur regularly, and many birds like ptarmigans or black grouses dig caves into the snow to escape the cold. Even the big capercaillie does so. After some hours under the snow the birds fly in the trees again to feed on pine needles and birch buds, their poor winter diet.

Location: Finland

Posted on 19.02.2012
Photo info - 04.02.2012: Nikon D3s, 2.8/70-200mm, 1.7x Extender, f 5.6, 1/250, ISO 500
Tags: capercaillie finland snow tetrao urogallus werner bollmann winter wildlife photography