Roy Mangersnes  - Nature photo

Roy Mangersnes - Nature photo

I have noticed a difference in Nordic and central European nature photography that I find interesting. My impression is that nature photography in the Nordic countries is a wider term than it is in the rest of Europe. In Norway at least photographing remains of human settlement and old farmland are also considered nature photography. But is it? My colleagues in Europe seem to have a more puristic view, only working with the untouched natural habitats. But what is nature? In my picture above I photograph the drifting snow, the clouds and the light, but with a clear human element in the form of the stone fence. Is this nature photography? What if I was photographing a Short-eared Owl sitting on this same fence? I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter.

Location: Rogaland, Norway

Posted on 17.03.2012
Photo info - 04.02.2012: NIKON D3X, 14 mm, ISO 250, f 6.3, 1/160 sec
Tags: Jæren Norway Roy Mangersnes wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes  - Nature photo

Roy Mangersnes - Nature photo

I have noticed a difference in Nordic and central European nature photography that I find interesting. My impression is that nature photography in the Nordic countries is a wider term than it is in the rest of Europe. In Norway at least photographing remains of human settlement and old farmland are also considered nature photography. But is it? My colleagues in Europe seem to have a more puristic view, only working with the untouched natural habitats. But what is nature? In my picture above I photograph the drifting snow, the clouds and the light, but with a clear human element in the form of the stone fence. Is this nature photography? What if I was photographing a Short-eared Owl sitting on this same fence? I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter.

Location: Rogaland, Norway

Posted on 17.03.2012
Photo info - 04.02.2012: NIKON D3X, 14 mm, ISO 250, f 6.3, 1/160 sec
Tags: Jæren Norway Roy Mangersnes wildlife photography