Waxwing and Rowan berries in the snow

Alwin Hardenbol2018

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

'Bohemian waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) lust after Rowan berries (Sorbus aucuparia) in winter. They fly around in big flocks looking for the most delicious berries but they are picky eaters and do not just go for any berry. They skip certain trees and postpone eating the berries in others for later. Eventually, however, they did come to the trees right outside my office in Finland.
Technical specs: Nikon d500 with Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ED; 1/160s, f/5.6 and ISO2800 at 400mm. Edits: Cropped, sharpened, burned and dodged certain parts, contrast and saturation raised, and noise reduced.'

Alwin Hardenbol

Institution: University of Eastern Finland


  • Title: Waxwing and Rowan berries in the snow
  • Creator: Alwin Hardenbol
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Finland
  • Provenance: The Royal Society Publishing - Photo Competition 2018
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • Field: Ecology, Environmental Science

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps