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Birds: Magic Moments (New Holland Publishers) by renowned Finnish bird photographer Markus Varesvuo, reveals dramatic moments and intimate insights into the colourful world of European birds.

From a common gull attacking a sea eagle to the nightingale in full song, and from ospreys fishing to a bold crane defending its nest from a marauding fox, Markus' patient approach, technical expertise and superb use of lighting enable him to capture a remarkable variety of unusual bird behaviour.

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) chasing Ravens (Corvus corax) above snow. Utajsrvi, Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 134. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) chasing Ravens (Corvus corax) above snow. Utajsrvi, Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 134.
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 50. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) being attacked by a Common Gull (Larus canus) in flight. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 50.
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) hitting the surface of the lake, whilst hunting for fish, Kangasala, Finland, Scandinavia, April. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) hitting the surface of the lake, whilst hunting for fish, Kangasala, Finland, Scandinavia, April. Magic Moments book plate.
Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) landing. Lappeenranta, Finland. March. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) landing. Lappeenranta, Finland. March. Magic Moments book plate.
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) close up of female landing on snow covered ground, Canada, February. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) close up of female landing on snow covered ground, Canada, February. Magic Moments book plate.
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) on snow with wings spread. Raahe, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate, page 76. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) on snow with wings spread. Raahe, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate, page 76.
Common crane (Grus grus) displaying in defense against Red fox {Vulpes vulpes} Pernaja, Finland, May 2005. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Common crane (Grus grus) displaying in defense against Red fox {Vulpes vulpes} Pernaja, Finland, May 2005. Magic Moments book plate.
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) on seedheads, Helsinki Finland December. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) on seedheads, Helsinki Finland December. Magic Moments book plate.
Waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on snow covered Rowan (Sorbus) berries, whilst in flight, Kuusamo, Finland, Scandinavia, January. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) feeding on snow covered Rowan (Sorbus) berries, whilst in flight, Kuusamo, Finland, Scandinavia, January. Magic Moments book plate.
Nightingale {Luscinia / Erithacus megarhynchos} singing on branch, Hungary. Magic Moments book plate. Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Nightingale {Luscinia / Erithacus megarhynchos} singing on branch, Hungary. Magic Moments book plate. Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) head portrait of an adult plucking fur of Arctic hare, Kuusamo Finland, Scandinavia, February. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) head portrait of an adult plucking fur of Arctic hare, Kuusamo Finland, Scandinavia, February. Magic Moments book plate.
Head portrait of juvenile Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) drinking, Hungary, May. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Head portrait of juvenile Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) drinking, Hungary, May. Magic Moments book plate.
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) male taking off from water, Norway, April. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) male taking off from water, Norway, April. Magic Moments book plate.
Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) flying through snow, Posio, Finland, February 2008. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) flying through snow, Posio, Finland, February 2008. Magic Moments book plate.
Kittiwake (Rissa tridactylus) flying through snow, Norway, April. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Kittiwake (Rissa tridactylus) flying through snow, Norway, April. Magic Moments book plate.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) hovering in flight, June, Iceland. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) hovering in flight, June, Iceland. Magic Moments book plate.
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) flying during snowfall, Norway, Scandinavia, April. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) flying during snowfall, Norway, Scandinavia, April. Magic Moments book plate.
Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) in flight skim-feeding on water surface. Latvia. June. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) in flight skim-feeding on water surface. Latvia. June. Magic Moments book plate.
Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male displaying with caterpillar in beak, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) male displaying with caterpillar in beak, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate.
Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus) flying over snow covered ground, carrying acorn in beak, Kuusamo Finland, Scandinavia, March. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus) flying over snow covered ground, carrying acorn in beak, Kuusamo Finland, Scandinavia, March. Magic Moments book plate.
Female Bearded tit / reedling (Panurus biarmicus) flying between reeds, Espoo, Finland. February. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Female Bearded tit / reedling (Panurus biarmicus) flying between reeds, Espoo, Finland. February. Magic Moments book plate.
Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) carrying off a cone, dug from beneath heavy snowfall on branches. Kuusamo, Finland, February. Magic Moments book plate, page 97. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) carrying off a cone, dug from beneath heavy snowfall on branches. Kuusamo, Finland, February. Magic Moments book plate, page 97.
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) trying to open a bottle, Liminka Finland May. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) trying to open a bottle, Liminka Finland May. Magic Moments book plate.
European Roller (Coracias garrulus) courtship display, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION. Magic Moments book plate. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvuo
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvuo / European Roller (Coracias garrulus) courtship display, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION. Magic Moments book plate.
Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) chick on lichen covered wood. Ivalo, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate, page 136. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) chick on lichen covered wood. Ivalo, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate, page 136.
Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in snow in winter plumage with Reindeer in background, Utsjoki, Lapland, Finland, April 2005. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in snow in winter plumage with Reindeer in background, Utsjoki, Lapland, Finland, April 2005. Magic Moments book plate.
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) bathing in water with droplets making trails against sunlight. Hungary, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 39. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) bathing in water with droplets making trails against sunlight. Hungary, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 39.
Two Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) fighting, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. Magic Moments book plate. UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT - Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvu
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvu / Two Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) fighting, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. Magic Moments book plate. UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) fighting at a lek. Liminka, Finland, April. Magic Moments book plate, page 45. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) fighting at a lek. Liminka, Finland, April. Magic Moments book plate, page 45.
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) two males fighting, Liminka, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) two males fighting, Liminka, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate.
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) feeding on rose hips, Porvoo, Finland, October. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) feeding on rose hips, Porvoo, Finland, October. Magic Moments book plate.
Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) perching on frosty berries. Kuusamo, Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 91. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) perching on frosty berries. Kuusamo, Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 91.
Thrush Nightingale(Luscinua luscinia) singing, spring, Estonia. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Thrush Nightingale(Luscinua luscinia) singing, spring, Estonia. Magic Moments book plate.
Four Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) in flight. Helsinki, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate, page 122-123. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Four Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) in flight. Helsinki, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate, page 122-123.
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) catching bumblebee in beak, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION *PRESS IMAGE. Magic Moments book plate. - Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvuo
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Varesvuo / European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) catching bumblebee in beak, Pusztaszer, Hungary, May 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION *PRESS IMAGE. Magic Moments book plate.
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) foraging at a hole in ice. Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 140. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) foraging at a hole in ice. Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 140.
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) two fighting in flight, Utajrvi, Finland, February. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) two fighting in flight, Utajrvi, Finland, February. Magic Moments book plate.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with a fish (surplus catch) taken from the sea surface. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 62. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) with a fish (surplus catch) taken from the sea surface. Norway, July. Magic Moments book plate, page 62.
Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Spain, November. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Lammergeier / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Spain, November. Magic Moments book plate.
Close up of tail feathers of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Close up of tail feathers of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate.
Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) big facial close up, Tornio, Finland, Scandinavia, March. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey owl (Strix nebulosa) big facial close up, Tornio, Finland, Scandinavia, March. Magic Moments book plate.
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying low over snow covered ground, Tornio, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) flying low over snow covered ground, Tornio, Finland, March. Magic Moments book plate.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) female slipping over on ice after landing. Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 101. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) female slipping over on ice after landing. Finland, January. Magic Moments book plate, page 101.
Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) female (foreground) and male on water. Finland, May. Magic Moments book plate, page 150. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) female (foreground) and male on water. Finland, May. Magic Moments book plate, page 150.
Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegna) on water performing courtship display. Sweden, April. Magic Moments book plate, page 12. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegna) on water performing courtship display. Sweden, April. Magic Moments book plate, page 12.
A flock of Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) taking flight in late evening light. Helsinki, Finland, October. Magic Moments book plate, page 133. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / A flock of Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) taking flight in late evening light. Helsinki, Finland, October. Magic Moments book plate, page 133.
Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) in surf, Hanko, Finland, September. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) in surf, Hanko, Finland, September. Magic Moments book plate.
Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) taking off with fish, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) taking off with fish, Vaala, Finland, June. Magic Moments book plate.
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