I proposed to Fotoup.net a report on the situation of the Arctic region, between Russia and other countries that want to exploit the immense deposits of oil under the polar cap.
It has been published here.
I hiked today with Giuseppe, my mountain guide. We went to the Deffeys dew, on the road to the top of Mount Ruitor. Since we started, the sky was very cloudy and when we arrived at the mountain dew it started to rain a lot! Luckily I had with me my usual cape which has been so useful to me in Nepal and continues to be here too! Anyway, I took some pictures and I am very pleased with them. I posted the shots in my flickr gallery. I managed to photograph also two baby groundhogs, playing on the rocks near the path … They were so busy in their games that did not notice me until I was really close… Exciting!
I arrived here a week ago and I did not waste my time! Between a walk and another, I was surrounded by bright green and the light of these enchanted places. An opportunity to try my new lens, a 70-300 mm. It’s a cheap lens (by the way, I found it second-hand), but in my opinion very practical, lightweight and multi-purpose. I am very pleased with my last purchase!!
I just added this photo to my flickr gallery. I love this shot cause I took it in a wonderful day, last month, in a very special place for me: the Elisabetta’s dew , in Veny Valley.
Veny Valley is a spectacular and wild valley at the feet of Mont Blanc. Up there I had my first “mountain adventure”, few years ago, and up there is where I brought my daughter when she was one month old. The way isn’t hard, but I remember very well what struggle wheeling the pram uphill for one and half hour! She was sleeping all the time, my husband was taking picture (awful ones ) of the landscape and me, I was wheeling the pram!
Anyway, when we arrived to the Combal Lake and then, two hours later, to Elisabetta’s mountain dew, I was glad with my effort: the view was worth it!
Last september we went back there with our daughter (who now can walk!). It was a sunny day, a little windy but warm. My husband with some of our friends went to climb Les Pyramides and the ridge, me and the baby stayed near the dew to play climbing rocks. She was really strong and she took herself very seriously…
Little mountaineers are growing up!
I took this picture during my last day off to the mountains, to the Lac Blanc, near Argentière, in France. More than 2 hours and a raise of one thousand meters to get the Lac Blank Dew. We climbed very fast, in spite of all.
IIt was september, yet we found a lot of snow and the iron road was more difficult than expected. The stairs were frozen and I had to wear my gloves to grasp hold to them, but with gloves my hands slid! I was worried about my camera and my lenses into my backpack, of course!
Looking up, I sow the stairs disappearing into the fog… I started wondering where I was going…
We met few Ibexes, who materialized out of the fog in dead silence, like ghosts… in surreal feel… Everything was white and grey, and noiseless.
At the end, walking in that dreamy silence, we got the dew. The view was spectacular enough to leave us breathless.
It was worth it, definitely!”
See on my Wildlife Gallery