12 November 2012


Penha Garcia's mountain
Penha Garcia, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal


I had not visited the mountain range of Penha Garcia for more than 15 years. The region, almost abandoned as agriculture ground, is currently dominated by Maritime Pines and Eucalyptuses. Big game is plentiful: Red Deers, Fallow Deers and recently introduced Mouflons. On their slopes, Griffon Vultures, Golden and Bonelli’s Eagles, Peregrines and Black Storks nest. Lynxes used to inhabit the area, but they did not resist the devastation of the Rabbit population.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 20mm f2.8 + 2x Nikon SB-26 + Lee Filter ND .9 (soft)
iso 200, 1/60, f16