A Finish farewell

The highlight for me of my trip to Finland was, apart from the snow-covered forests, the Siberian Tits that posed nicely in front of the camera at Kahvikeidas. A long time ago I had seen this taiga speciality once but had never managed to see it again, despite several visits to the taiga. To have several nearby was a great opportunity.

Siberian Tit in a pine tree

First I tried to take pictures of them in the tree where they were feeding, but this didn’t really give the pictures I wanted. After walking around a bit, I found a nice pine tree where they often went after feeding. Here I could take pictures with snow on the trees, lichen-covered branches and other poses that showed something of its environment. Just before I had to head back, one bird seemed to wave goodbye at me before it flew off.

Siberian Tit waving goodbye

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


  • I have noticed that you have made many posts from my country and I am glad that you visited Finland and especially Lapland, which is my favorite place. I have made many road trips in Lapland and presented them quite thoroughly with many photos. If I said something wrong with my comment, so excuse me. I just wanted say, That I have photos of them also in my blog, no more!

    Happy shooting nature photos!


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