Posted on November 16, 2014
Posted on October 2, 2014
A monitor lizard casually passing me on the path one morning, it was huge (140 cm)! They were usually basking in the sun, not moving much, but if you got too close or surprised them, they sure knew how to run and hide incredible fast!
I was so lucky to get to join the cultural group for a trip to a neighboring island a day when I had nothing else planned, were all the following pictures were taken:
This Island did not have fishing as their main income, as most other islands do, but seaweed farming! They would grow seaweed on long ropes floating in the warm waters, collect it, dry it and then ship it off to the bigger islands where they use it in food and medicine.
We also visited a huge cave on another small island where the locals would get rain water/drinking water. It was also home for a bunch of bats, don’t be fooled by the picture, that’s my flash, it was really pitch dark and kinda scary.
Part 3 coming up soon. Need to finish the Indonesia posts now, cause I have so many new photos from the rest of the summer + coming back to Edinburgh that I want to share!
Posted on September 24, 2014
On the “slave boat” on our way to Hoga Island. A 9 (+/-) hour long boat ride where we were sleeping on mattresses that covered the whole floor. Pretty much everyone got seasick, and all we had to eat and drink was a 1.5 L of water and some pastries with banana & chocolate filling.
Even though the boat ride was hell, it was definitely worth it when we finally arrived at Hoga! Just look at this place, it’s a PARADISE!
My home for the last two weeks, that I shared with another research assistant, Hannah. Our house was named Seahorse!
Arriving at Hoga was like another world compared to the jungle site, although the jungle was amazing, Hoga had that paradise feeling that really just gave me the greatest feeling I’ve ever had. It was so BEAUTIFUL! I took so many photos of the nature, not so many of people, since we were mostly in/under water the whole day!
There will be a part 2 & 3 from Hoga as well, hope you guys enjoy!
Posted on September 14, 2014
We got a quick lecture in Indonesian language between all the rice eating and jungle hiking. Terima kasih!
Also did a butterfly transect one day, where we walked a certain distance in the jungle, identifying and counting all the butterflies we saw. We would also stop at certain times and try to catch and identify as many butterflies as possible. Since a lot of the Indonesian islands have some incredible biodiversity, the chances of finding endemic species are really high, and there was several new species identified just in the two weeks I was there. Pretty neat!
Kat made some really awesome drawings of us!
I’m the one down in the left corner, haha.
One day was spent following a pack of macaques for the whole day, writing down all aggressive behavior, as well as the sex and age of the members. It was a lot harder for us down on the ground to move through the thick jungle vegetation than it was for the monkeys to jump from branch to branch up in the canopy, so this day was a true workout!
This was all the photos from my two weeks in the jungle! I’ll be posting the pictures from my two weeks at the marine site, Hoga, this (and next) week 🙂 Hope you guys like them!
Posted on June 4, 2014
Me, my dad and my sister went on our first boat ride for the summer a couple of days ago, and I actually remembered to bring my camera with me! It’s so nice being back home and breathe in the fresh salt water air again, I wasn’t aware of how much I actually missed these little things while staying in Edinburgh. There is truly no place like home, especially during the summer!
Posted on June 1, 2014
I’ve been home for almost a week now and the weather’s been sun sun and more sun ever since I got back. So incredible nice to be home with my family and just relax and do whatever I want without stressing about exams. I’ve been really busy since I got back, my days have been filled with things to do from morning to evening, and I have so many photos to share already!
Posted on May 5, 2014
I’m done with my exams for this semester, and can finally take some time to enjoy how incredible beautiful Edinburgh is right now. The Meadows is absolutely breathtaking, so if you’re in the area: go take a look! Definitely worth getting a little fresh air and a couple of minutes of freedom, especially if you’re a student revising for your exams right now (feel your pain, hang in there!). Hoping to get a lot of days outside this month before I head back to Norway for the summer, crossing my fingers that most of the days will be filled with sunshine!
Posted on April 12, 2014
Model: Sòl Geirsdòttir
Photo/edit: Marie Danielsen (me)
Some more photos from the shoot I had with Sunniva (Sòl) last summer, in context with her band, Vǫluspá, releasing their first album. We wanted to experiment with different backgrounds and lighting to see how we could create a different mood with the same outfit. I quite like the forest background, it works well with the viking-theme we usually go for, although it was a nightmare to shoot here with thousands of mosquitoes trying to eat us alive. We suffered through it though (Sunniva the most, being the one with the least amount of clothes) in the hope that some of the photos would turn out great, which I think they did!
Also, if anyone finds my editing to be horrible, bear with me, I’ve never had any Photoshop courses, so all my photos are victims of try and fail, or try and succeed! The more I edit though, the more I learn, and the more I love the endless possibilities that Photoshop give us.
Posted on April 3, 2014
Just some photos from my weekend in Norway, when I went to Aas Univeristy to surprise my best friend, Elisabeth on her birthday! Norway was a bit colder than Scotland, and here spring was just starting with beautiful crocuses and green patches everywhere. Perfect for a walk with the camera.
Only got one month left of 2nd semester of uni before I’m done with exams, which means little time to do anything but uni work. I still got some photos from the photoshoot with Kate and Sunniva left that I’ll post, just so it won’t be complete silence here for a month!
Posted on December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas everyone!
So, since the weather here in Norway is anything but white and beautiful, I went ahead and dug up some photos I took earlier this semester. These are from my trip to the botanic garden in Edinburgh, which was such an amazing place! I loved it so much that I’ve been back a couple of times already to take some more photos, and in the end ended up with a couple of hundred pictures. So here’s just a few that I’ve had time to edit so far. I hope people don’t find flowers too boring, haha. Hopefully there will be some snow before I head back to Edinburgh again, if it is, then I’ll definitely post some pictures here!