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In Europe, moose are currently found in large numbers throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and the Baltic States, with more modest numbers in the southern Czech Republic, Belarus and northern Ukraine. They are also widespread through Russia on up through the borders with Finland south towards the border with Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine and stretching far away eastwards to the Yenisei River in Siberia. The European moose was native to most temperate areas that it could physically inhabit on the continent and even Scotland from the end of the last Ice Age as Europe's traditional habitat had a natural mix of temperate boreal and deciduous forest. It was certainly thriving in both Gaul and Magna Germania as it appears in military and hunting accounts of the age. However, as the Roman era faded into medieval times, the beast slowly disappeared: it survived in Alsace and the Netherlands until the 9th century as the marshlands in the latter were drained and the forests were being cleared away for feudal lands in the former. It was gone from Switzerland by 1000 AD, gone from the western Czech Republic by 1300, gone from Mecklenburg in Germany by c. 1600, and has been gone from Hungary and the Caucasus since the 18th and 19th century respectively.
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A Perfect example of our different environment my friend. I place a photo of desert and heat and you, a great exposure of the other side of the world, extremely cold temperatures. Great exposure of a Moose running through the snow. Splendid clarity of the Moose against the pure white BG. Great work.
Welcome to Swede
A fine picture of šlgen despite some blue cast in the snow, not easy to get the snow right.
Nice action picture with good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend
still in Cyprus but will be back home in 14 days.
- [2012-03-17 0:04]
What a great luck. You managed to meet and picture such impressive animal. Pictured moment is excellent, Timing is really fine as well as the freezing moment. TFS and best wishes.
- [2012-03-24 10:37]
Welcome to Sweden!
A fine capture of a young Moose running in the snow. Nice timing, sharpness and composition.
I hope you enjoy your stay in Kalix!
Thanks and best regards,