Markus Varesvuo - Breakfast in the Twilight Zone
In the heart of winter, especially up in the north of Finland, trees can get a heavy snow load, causing branches to bend and trail downwards. Doubled over as they are, the trees offer Willow Grouses easy access to food, as well as shelter.
Sun still keeps below the horizon throughout the day in early January, but here the waning moon shone its eerie light over the winter landscape. Taken at half past ten in the morning, I captured this Willow Grouse having breakfast.
Location: Inari, Lapland, Finland
Tags: Bird, lagopus lagopus, moonlight, riekko, snow load, tykky, Willow Grouse, winter