Wild New Year 5th January

So the final of my 12 days of Christmas wild things I thought I would also choose some of my favourite nature images of 2021, as it also links nicely with this week’s lens-artist challenge.

I took lots of frog photographs when the frogs were mating in the garden pond, and to find a favourite is really hard. But I decided on this monochrome image.

Common frog

Garden robins bring our family so much joy. “Robin friend” was so tame he was happy to preen and sing right in front of us, so I have to include more than one photograph.

I just love ladybirds and getting a good ladybird photograph is hard, but I really like this one.


Once spring comes flowers and bees become my main focus. So I had quite a lot of images to choose from.

White tailed bumblebee checking out wild cherry blossom
Garden bumblebee on knapweed

Seeing a large pod of dolphins from the coast during the summer was a real privilege, so while not the best of photographs this is a special memory for me from 2021.


And below just a few other favourites.

There were quite a few rainbows in 2021 too, so it seems a fitting place to end. And also to thank all those who followed me in 2021, thank you for your support and encouragement.

Rainbow on Lough Carra

22 thoughts on “Wild New Year 5th January

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature

    What a beautiful selection Karina, the robin is adorable and I especially love the bumblebee photos – it’s been such a good year for them 💚🐝

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  2. Tina Schell

    Wonderful choices Karina – your affinity with nature comes shining through. Especially liked your image of the ball in the greenery, your yellow flowers (tulips??) and your very curious little duck!

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  3. Heyjude

    Beautiful photos of nature in your part of the world. I love your robin. We have one who is a very frequent visitor to the garden and sings his heart out when I am in the garden. They are the friendliest of birds.

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