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In his latest book Fascinating Birds, Markus Varesvuo has picked his favourite 100 European bird species and explains why each of these is so special and gives insights into how his remarkable pictures are taken. Based in Finland, Markus is one of the world's leading professional bird photographers and winner of many awards in European photographic competitions.

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pouncing in flight with claws brandished. Kuusamo, Finland, February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pouncing in flight with claws brandished. Kuusamo, Finland, February.
Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) female perched on hoar-frost covered branches. Kuusamo, Finland, February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) female perched on hoar-frost covered branches. Kuusamo, Finland, February.
Crane (Grus grus) in dancing display in the snow, Kuusamo, Finland, May - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Crane (Grus grus) in dancing display in the snow, Kuusamo, Finland, May
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) portrait behind snow, Uto, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) portrait behind snow, Uto, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Waxwing (Bombicilla garrulus) flock on snow covered pine tree, Kuusamo, Finland, February. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Waxwing (Bombicilla garrulus) flock on snow covered pine tree, Kuusamo, Finland, February. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus) perched on snow covered pine tree, Kuusamo, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus) perched on snow covered pine tree, Kuusamo, Finland, February
Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) perched on snow covered Rowan branch (Sorbus sp.) with berries, Kuusamo, Finland, January. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) perched on snow covered Rowan branch (Sorbus sp.) with berries, Kuusamo, Finland, January.
Hawk Owl perched in frost (Surnia ulula) Finland - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Hawk Owl perched in frost (Surnia ulula) Finland
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) walking over snow. Canada, February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiaca) walking over snow. Canada, February.
Magpie (Pica pica) in snow. Utajrvi, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Magpie (Pica pica) in snow. Utajrvi, Finland, February
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor)perched on snowy branch, Kuusamo, Finland January. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor)perched on snowy branch, Kuusamo, Finland January. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) in flight above snow, Uto, Finland, March. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) in flight above snow, Uto, Finland, March. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Grey Partridge (Grey Partridge) buried in thick snow, Liminka, Finland, February 2004 - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Grey Partridge (Grey Partridge) buried in thick snow, Liminka, Finland, February 2004
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) male drumming on snowy tree trunk, Kotka, Finland, January. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) male drumming on snowy tree trunk, Kotka, Finland, January. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Eurasian pygmy owl (glaucidium passerinum) portrait, Kuusamo, Finland, January - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Eurasian pygmy owl (glaucidium passerinum) portrait, Kuusamo, Finland, January
Male Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) displaying, portrait, Askola, Finland, March - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) displaying, portrait, Askola, Finland, March
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) pair on tree trunks in coniferous forest, Posio, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) pair on tree trunks in coniferous forest, Posio, Finland, February
Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) on tree trunk, Posio, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) on tree trunk, Posio, Finland, February
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) in flight. Posio, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) in flight. Posio, Finland, February
Two Mute swans (Cugnus olor) on water amongst ice, Uto, Finland, March - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Two Mute swans (Cugnus olor) on water amongst ice, Uto, Finland, March
Snow Bunting flocks (Plectrophenax nivalis) Helsinki Finland, March. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snow Bunting flocks (Plectrophenax nivalis) Helsinki Finland, March. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) perched on branch in snow, Vaala, Finland, February . Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) perched on branch in snow, Vaala, Finland, February . Fascinating birds bookplate.
Dipper {Cinclus cinclus} at frozen stream, Finland - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Dipper {Cinclus cinclus} at frozen stream, Finland
Seven Ravens (Corvus corax) perched on dead tree in the snow, Utajrvi, Finland, February - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Seven Ravens (Corvus corax) perched on dead tree in the snow, Utajrvi, Finland, February
Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) in snow, Muhos, Finland, January - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) in snow, Muhos, Finland, January
Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) foraging on spruce cone from a snowy branch. Kuusamo, Finland, February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) foraging on spruce cone from a snowy branch. Kuusamo, Finland, February.
Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) male with winter plumage in flight. Utsjoki, Finland. April - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) male with winter plumage in flight. Utsjoki, Finland. April
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) perched, Anjalankoski, Finland, January 2004 - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) perched, Anjalankoski, Finland, January 2004
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female standing on snow covered field ask dusk, under full moon, Canada, February. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female standing on snow covered field ask dusk, under full moon, Canada, February.
Rough-legged Buzard (Buteo lagopus)  flying over water, Porvoo Finland - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Rough-legged Buzard (Buteo lagopus) flying over water, Porvoo Finland
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) landing. Porvoo, Finland. March - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) landing. Porvoo, Finland. March
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) on water, Liminka, Finland, May - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Greylag Goose (Anser anser) on water, Liminka, Finland, May
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) in flight. Porvoo, Finland. April - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Greylag Goose (Anser anser) in flight. Porvoo, Finland. April
Bean goose (Anser fabalis) Metshanhi, Liminka, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bean goose (Anser fabalis) Metshanhi, Liminka, Finland, April. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) in flight low above water, Kuusamo, Finland, May . Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) in flight low above water, Kuusamo, Finland, May . Fascinating birds bookplate.
Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) flying in snow fall, Norway, Europe, April. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus) flying in snow fall, Norway, Europe, April.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming, Uto island, Finland, May. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming, Uto island, Finland, May. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Male Goosander (Mergus mergus) catching large fish, Kangasala, Finland, April - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Goosander (Mergus mergus) catching large fish, Kangasala, Finland, April
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) drinking, Kuusamo Finland, June. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) drinking, Kuusamo Finland, June. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Razorbill (Alca torda) male and female pair, Spring, Norway - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Razorbill (Alca torda) male and female pair, Spring, Norway
Puffins (Fratercula arctica) 'bill-knocking' in a display of courtship behaviour, Norway, Scandinavia, April. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Puffins (Fratercula arctica) 'bill-knocking' in a display of courtship behaviour, Norway, Scandinavia, April.
Eider (Somateria mollisima) in flight, Uto Finland May . Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Eider (Somateria mollisima) in flight, Uto Finland May . Fascinating birds bookplate.
Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleucos) in flight, Uto island, Finland May. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleucos) in flight, Uto island, Finland May. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) singing, Uto Finland, June. Fascinating birds bookplate. - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) singing, Uto Finland, June. Fascinating birds bookplate.
Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) flying, Estonia, May 2005 - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) flying, Estonia, May 2005
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) male perched on branch, Finland, May - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) male perched on branch, Finland, May
Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) portrait, Uto, Finland, May - Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) portrait, Uto, Finland, May
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