Wild Creature Photography in winter is always a bit different, expecially if you want to stay in town and if you do not want to take pictures of birds on a feeder! Very often taking pictures of true wild creatures in a snowy winter is physically demanding needs long planning and lots of luck.
For winter 2015 however I did a lot of research and finally found a really unknown species, which was hardly ever photographed. These strange and sometimes highly dangerous creatures can only be seen around Christmas in the remote alpine valleys of Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria. After even more research I finally discovered, that theses creatures have changed their migration routes during the last 10 years and gather in Munich for a purpose, which is scientifically not yet understood.
After again more planning and very thorough preparation of my equipment I started my quest to take pictures of a species called perchten. They differ a lot in their appearance, it may be well more than one species!
Have a look to see my results. It was a dangerous undertaking, but more often the perchten prefered pretty girls as prey, not well camouflaged photographers who take great care to blend in the environment. As usual good preperation will pay off.....
I am pleased with the results, but I doubt that my pictures will qualify for any wildlife photo competition!