Shadowness - dominikaaniola Still learning, so don't be very hard on me. But good advice is always welcomed. You may want to subscribe me on FB and be up to date: https://ww... en Hooded Crow <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Specie: Hooded Crow Location: ZOO, Wroclaw, Poland The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow, Danish crow, and corbie or grey crow in Ireland. Found across Northern, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder. The male is the larger bird, otherwise the sexes are alike. The flight is slow and heavy and usually straight. The length varies from 48 to 52 cm (19 to 20 in). When first hatched the young are much blacker than the parents. Juveniles have duller plumage with bluish or greyish eyes and initially a red mouth. Wingspan is 98 cm (39 in) and weight is on average 510 grammes. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:24:16 -0400 Path To The Light <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Owl Mountains, Poland The Owl Mountains (Polish: Góry Sowie) is a mountain range in the Central Sudetes in south-west Poland. It runs between the historic Lower Silesian region and Kłodzko Land. The range includes a protected area called Owl Mountains Landscape Park. The Owl Mountains are very diversified in terms of height. The highest peaks are Wielka Sowa (“Great Owl”; 1014 metres in altitude) and Kalenica (964 m) with its viewing tower. The remaining peaks reach the height from 200 to 987 metres above sea level. Except for the summit clearings and the mountain passes, the Owl Mountains represent the spruce-clad type of mountains. There may be also observed a rare occurrence of the beech and the yew. The Owl Mountains are covered by a network of tourist trails. The favourite tourist destinations of the Owl Mountains include: the Stone Tower on Wielka Nowa, the viewing tower on Kalenica, Grodno Castle in Zagórze Śląskie, the adit complexes of Project Riese near Walim, and the Mining Museum in the country of Poland. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:15:45 -0400 Playful Lynx <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Specie: Eurasian Lynx Location: ZOO, Wroc?aw, Poland The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat native to European and Siberian forests, South Asia and East Asia. The Eurasian lynx is the largest lynx species, ranging in length from 80 to 130 cm (31 to 51 in) and standing about 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder. The tail measures 11 to 25 cm (4.3 to 9.8 in) in length. Males usually weigh from 18 to 30 kg (40 to 66 lb) and females weigh 8 to 21 kg (18 to 46 lb). Once the Eurasian Lynx was quite common in all of Europe. By the middle of the 19th century, it had become extirpated in most countries of Central and Western Europe. Recently, there have been successful attempts to reintroduce this lynx to forests. In Poland in 2010 there were only about 285 of them. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:35:37 -0400 Good morning Malmo <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Malmö, Sweden Malmö is the capital and most populous city in Skåne County, and the third-largest city in Sweden. Together with Copenhagen, it constitutes the transnational Öresund Region, the most densely populated area in Scandinavia. It is ranked the fourth-most inventive city in the world based on the number of patent applications per 10,000 residents and the 7th-most bicycle friendly city in the world, according to the Copenhagenize Index in 2013. Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania. Malmö was ranked #4 in Grist Magazine’s “15 Green Cities” list in 2007. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:36:48 -0400 Szczecin's Marina <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Szczecin, Poland Szczecin (German: Stettin, known also by other alternative names) is the capital city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. In the vicinity of the Baltic Sea, it is the country’s seventh-largest city and a major seaport in Poland. As of June 2011 the population was 407,811. The Tall Ships’ Races are races for sail training “tall ships” (sailing ships). The races are designed to encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a “cruise in company” between the legs. Over one half (fifty-percent) of the crew of each ship participating in the races must consist of young people. Between 1973 and 2003 the races were known as The Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races, having been sponsored by Cutty Sark whisky. From 2004 to 2010 the races were supported by The City, Province, and Port of Antwerp. The current sponsor of the Tall Ships’ Races 2010–2014 is the city of Szczecin. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:33:38 -0400 Autumn 4 <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Jezioro Bystrzyckie (Bystrzyckie Lake), Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:15:24 -0400 Angry Spock <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Inspired by Star Trek’s The Original Series character, Mr Spock and Angry Birds game. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:34:08 -0400 Turning Torso <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Malmö, Sweden HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries, situated in Malmö, on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. Since completion, it is the tallest building in Scandinavia. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring a 90° twist is the Cayan Tower, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories – 147 apartments, relax/lounge/spa/gym, wine cellar followed by around-the-clock concierge service 365 days a year. Construction started in the summer of 2001. One reason for building Turning Torso was to re-establish a recognizable skyline for Malmö since the removal in 2002 of the Kockums Crane, which was located less than a kilometre from Turning Torso. The local politicians deemed it important for the inhabitants to have a new symbol for Malmö in lieu of the crane that had been used for shipbuilding and somewhat symbolised the city’s blue collar roots. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:21:10 -0400 Chameleon <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: ZOO-Botanica fair, Wrocław, Poland Specie: Chameleon Chameleons or chamaeleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change colors. Well adapted for climbing and visual hunting, they are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions—in Africa, Madagascar, and southern Europe, and across south Asia as far as Sri Lanka. They have also been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida, and are often kept as household pets. Color change in chameleons has functions in social signaling and in reactions to temperature and other conditions, as well as in camouflage. The relative importance of these functions varies with the circumstances, as well as the species. Color change signals a chameleon’s physiological condition and intentions to other chameleons. Chameleons tend to show darker colors when angered, or attempting to scare or intimidate others, while males show lighter, multicolored patterns when courting females. Some species, such as Smith’s dwarf chameleon, adjust their colors for camouflage in accordance with the vision of the specific predator species (bird or snake) by which they are being threatened. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:04:13 -0400 Bieszczady panorama <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Location: Bieszczady, Poland Bieszczady is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. It forms the western part of the Eastern Beskids (Beskidy Wschodnie), and is more generally part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians. Frequently Bieszczady refers only to the Western Bieszczady or even only to the part of the range lying within Poland. The highest peak of Bieszczady is Mt. Pikuy (1405 m) in Ukraine. The highest peak of the Polish part is Tarnica (1346 m). This photo was taken on a route from Halicz peak (1333 m). Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:56:28 -0400