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Rock Agama. Notice the female agama behind the male 
(Rock Agama=klippagam)
Im still touring and leading Tanzania withTemaresor ´s first African photo-tour. We had amazing encounters with wildlife.

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I am in Arusha at the foot of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. I spend yesterday in the cool shadows of the forest in Arusha National Park photographing montane forest. Various troops of monkeys worked their ways through the trees like Black and White Colobus monkeys and as here the elegant Sykes monkey (also in some sources called the Blue Monkey). Sometimes in mixed troops. The air was silent and cool with voices from calling trogons, hornbills and cuckoos - much different from the dusty plains below.
Sykes (blue) monkey=blå markatta/diademmarkatta)

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Flying off today to lead Temaresor ´s first real photo-tour to East Africa and to Tanzania. The participants will not only be stunned by the fantastic wildlife - I will also teach them photography on the savannah and guide them all the way.
Here a wildberbeest from the plains of Lobo

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My new book "Sounds of the Wild" at Amazon. English edition of the popular Swedish edition "Vilda Djur". Listen to 100 animals worldwide, from whales to insects, indulge in the images and get stunned by all the new facts of the text.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sounds-Wild-Jan-Pedersen/dp/9171262792/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382256854&sr=1-4

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In one hour time I will be speaking on the Norwegian non-fictional book-festival about my tremendous success-book "Birdsong". It has until now sold in more than 1/2 million copies in 3 nordic countries together and is furthermore translated into 9 languages. In Norway they counter that many new members to the birdwatching community has come via the book.

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A really different owl. The Blakiston's Fish Owl is not only the largest of owls - it also lives entirely of aquatic prey, mostly fish. I took this image in northern Hokkaido, Japan. By a small stream in the snow-covered mountains an old woman had a small guesthouse and she was preserving the local owls. During the night 3 owls would come in turns to take the released fish in the frozen river. Difficult because flash was not allowed and only the permanent lamps would shine. The Blakiston's Fish Owl is endangered in Japan and on the far-east Asian mainland. This owl has a very small, rapidly declining population due to widespread loss of riverine forest, increasing development along rivers and dam constructions.
(Blakiston's Fish Owl = Blakistons fiskuv/Blakistons fiskeugle)

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The Avocet is a wonder of grace - like a living japanese calligraphy. The Danish part of the "Wadden Sea" is one of the biggest nature areas in Scandinavia and harbours millions of migrating waders and other birds. From my recent trip to "Sort Sol" (Black Sun) with Henrik Karlsson. (Avocet=skärfläcka/klyde)
 

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