7 years and it is DONE

July 8th, 2017 (photo by Emilia Kangasluoma @ Nuuksio np) ——   NOW it is finally done – the book of the national parks of Finland! Here is the front & back cover + one randomly chosen page from the book (opening of the Bothnian Sea np). In Finnish the name …

Kirjan tekemisestä / osa 1 (+ lukijapalaute)

Kirjan (Kansallispuistot – maamme luonnon helmet) tekemisestä / osa 1 (+ lukijapalaute kirjasta) KIRJAN ILMESTYMISEN JÄLKEEN: (Kertomusta kirjan tekemisen riemuista ja fyysisistä koettelemuksista ENNEN kirjan ilmestymistä tulee lähiaikoina) * Blogi-valokuva etusivulla (Home-sivu): Helsingin Musiikkitalolla oli 30.9-17 suuri kuorolaulukonsertti, jossa näytettiin samalla sekä Heikki Willamon, Perttu Saksan että minun luontoaiheisia valokuvia. Kirjani suurin …

Book

KIRJA: Kansallispuistot – maamme luonnon helmet. Tästä pääset tutustumaan uuteen valokuva- ja tietokirjaani Suomen kansallispuistoista ja tilaamaan sen. Yli seitsemän vuoden työni julkaistiin elokuun lopulla 2017. Kolmas painos saapuu marraskuussa.

— ENGLISH: Here you can check out my new book about Finnish national parks.  You can also order it here.

Photos of the week

Since 2008 I have taken and posted a photo of the week picture on my website each week. Sometimes it is difficult to choose the “best” one so I often pic up by feeling the photograph which I like most at that moment.

National parks of Finland

National parks of my country have played a huge part in my life during the last seven years. I have toured all 40 of them several times and during different seasons since 2010. From the very beginning I had a dream: I want to make a book of our nature treasures.
I fell in love with our national parks. On this website you can see my photographs of all the parks taken during different seasons. Which one is your favorite?

National park project – writing the book

Sorry for not being here for a looong time. There is only one reason for that: During the last one year there has been pretty much nothing else in my life than making my book of the Finnish national parks. I been working hard with it for 7 years now …

My national park project

Update on Dec. 2015 My national park project is going strong and needs my time more and more closer we get the year 2017 when Finland will turn and celebrate 100 years of age. I just got to know that my project, which consists of four different parts (one of …

National park tour

National park tour June 2015 I have the second but last year making my national park book. The book of the Finnish national parks has to be ready by the beginning of 2017 when Finland will turn 100 years.  I live quite hectic times now as I am also writing …

Tigers in India

        Tigers once ranged widely across Asia and over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range.  The global population in the wild is estimated to number between 3000-4500 individuals (some say just 3200 are left), down from around 100 000 at the …

Salamanca, Spain

October 2013 I have just spent an overwhelming week in an old medieval city of Salamanca, Spain.  7 days with hundreds of people (close to 1000) who’s passion is nature and wilderness. During this 10th World Wilderness Congress (that is held once in 4 yrs) I have seen or met …

Hokkaido

      I am not a bird photographer but I felt I need to go to Hokkaido, Japan with a couple of other Finnish & Swedish nature photographers to photograph several birds which we don’t see here in northern Europe. The island is a wild place and this winter …

Nunavut, arctic Canada

May 17th-June12th —- Photos from Nunavut here Snow, ice, sun = full winter going on here in the arctic.  First, I spent 9 days in Pangnirtung, in a tiny village of 1300 people at the latitudes of 66 North. From there I came to Pond Inlet (a village of 1500 …

2012: My national park exhibition tour started

January 4th, 2012 In the beginning of January, 2012, I opened my very first national park exhibition “Yhteinen perintömme – matka halki kansallispuistojen.”  This is the Finnish name of it. The first stop, Koli national park in Lieksa, East-Finland has 22 canvas prints.  Most of them are 80x50cm in size …

Alaska

August 2011 I am for a month in Alaska returning back home September 5th. I have very limited internet access so I will write more about my adventures later on. The image was taken in the evening on one of the tiny isolated islands of Glacier Bay National Park where we …

Summer activities

July 17, 2011 On the road, on the road… I have been at home for 4 days since end of May. What have I been doing? Photographing Finnish National Parks, bears, wolverines, reindeer herding, etc. End of June I spent 3 days in Kuusamo, in my new home town near …

Seven National Parks in 9 days

May 31- June 8, 2011 Seven National Parks in nine days! And lots of pictures that I like.  This has been my life in the beginning of the summer this year.   When I concentrate just for photography, it is amazing how much one can do in such a short …

Archipelago National Park

May 2011 This National Park is huge, 500 km2 and is situated on the southwest coast of Finland. The first 4 days took me to the most southern habited island of my country, Utö.  I also visited Jurmo, which is about on hour ferryride from Utö further north.  The days …

Lapland

April 17-29, 2011 Overnight train to Rovaniemi with a car plus 350-400 km drive north from the Arctic Circle.  4 days in the wilderness of Lemmenjoki National Park skiing and photographing by myself. Wonderful.  I left the compass in my car so just had the map and the sun to get …

Hornborgasjön, Sweden

April 8-10, 2011 Over 10 000 cranes were waiting for us in Hornborgasjön lake area in Sweden. Days before our visit were grey and wet. But our small group of nature photographers were really lucky.  The weather was super and the sun was shining. We had early wake ups at …