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1 Endin 460 m, 16 km
2 Skorarnar 452 m, 16 km
3 SANDOY
4 Reynsendi 330 m, 16 km
5 Kn˙kur 369 m, 15 km
6 Kirkjub°kambur 306 m, 7 km
7 Marine Inspection ship TRITON
8 Kirkjub°reyn 351 m, 7 km
9 KOLTUR 477 m, 17 km
10 Fjalliş­ 417 m, 10 km
11 STREYMOY
12 Konufelli 491 m, 12 km
13 Murufelli 479 m, 12 km
14 Tˇrshavn
15 H˙sareyn 345 m, 8 km
16 Tunguli­fjall 535 m, 13 km
17 Fjalliş­ millum Botnar 686 m, 16 km
18 Sti­jafjall 547 m, 13 km
19 Sornfelli 749 m, 17 km
20 SkŠlingur 767 m, 19 km
21 STREYMOY
22 Kaldbaksfj°r­ur
23 Kaldbakskambur 585 m, 14 km
24 V°rlufjall 633 m, 19 km
25 Kollafj°rş­ur
26 Gßsafelli 399 m, 37 km
27 HŠgstafjall 470 m, 40 km
28 Kn˙kur 699 m, 28 km
29 Rey­afelstindur 764 m, 22 km
30 Kambur 611 m, 18 km
31 Ger­ar
32 Klˇrarin 523 m, 16 km
33 Blßbj°rg 732 m, 29 km
34 EYSTUROY
35 SlŠtratindur 625 m, 29 km
36 Tyril 639 m, 24 km
37 V°r­an 169 m, 8 km
38 H˙safelli 626 m, 29 km
39 St°­lafjall 517 m, 19 km
40 Stˇrafjall 567 m, 18 km
41 Mi­afelli 505 m, 18 km
42 RituvÝk
43 Lambaregn 495 m, 17 km
44 Teigafjall 825 m, 35 km
45 G°tunestindur 625 m, 21 km
46 Galvsskorafjall 768 m, 30 km
47 KUNOY
48 Su­ur ß Nakki 703 m, 29 km
49 BORđOY 700 m, 37 km
50 Villangadalsfjall 841 m (Vi­oy), 43 km
51 Hßlgafelli 502 m, 25 km
52 Lokki 754 m, 33 km
53 Hßfjall 648 m, 24 km
54 Mjˇvanes
55 BORđOY
56 Kr˙nufjall 642 m, 25 km
57 Bor­oyarnes 392 m, 20 km
58 Gßsafelli 461 m, 24 km
59 Havnartindur 586 m, 34 km
60 M˙lin 443 m, 31 km
61 SV═NOY
62 H°vdin, 33 km

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Location: Slope of Eggjarklettur (150 m)      by: Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Area: Faroe Islands      Date: 2015-07-30, 20:42
As I wrote on #19976, the weather changed for the better later in the day, and that was important. Not that it meant any Gipfelsturms...it was important, since later in the day I had booked an extraordinary experience. I was to go to the island of Nˇlsoy, and visit the worlds largest European Storm Petrel-colony (50-60000 pairs).

These small and elusive birds are highly pelagic, and can only be seen on rare occasitions from land in western Europe, during storms in the fall. And even on the Faroes, they are very difficult to see during daytime. But during the night, they switch place with their mate in the nesthole, and by spending 2-3 hours near the colony, one can witness this switch extremely close by, and possibly see and hear thousands - the birds doesn't care as long as you keep quiet. Now, if the weather was bad with strong wind, rain and fog, it would not be so funny, and you would not see that many birds very well. But I was lucky; it was completely quiet and clear, so I had the bright summer night sky to see the birds on. And I got a bonus. A longtime naturalist on the island, Jens-Kjeld Jensen, offers guided trips to the colony, with catching, ringing, and releasing of Storm Petrels included. During the years, he has ringed a fantastic number, +30000, of Storm petrels, not likely any of them to be recaptured, but sensationally, he has had 5 recoveries of dead birds i South African waters during wintertime, and in this way contributed to ducument the wintering grounds for these birds. We had a fantastic evening/night in the colony with a small swiss group as well, but sadly I could not use my flash to document flying birds, since I had dropped my camera on the ground a few days before, thereby ruining my flash:-( However, with the combined forces of flashlightes, and our friend iso-12800, I made some decent shots neverless...any interested can have a look here:

http://www.jenskjeld.info/UK_side/indexuk.htm

http://retrobirder.blogspot.dk/2015/10/frerne-iii-nolsoy.html

So in short, I came to Nˇlsoy at appr. 1820, met with Jens-Kjeld to settle the rendevouz time-and-place, and then had time for a 3 hour hike, before the start of "The Storm Petrel Experience". Since it was getting quite clear, it was natural to try get a pano of the view, and I was quite lucky, although I didn't have time for an all-in climb. The still thick cloud-layer and quiet weather gave a sombre mood which I liked, and try to preserve in the pano. During the night it was completely clear, and lasted to the next morning, which gave me some good views in a short time-span.

Pano made from 17 LF pics (RAW), 50 mm, iso-200, f/5,6, 1/200 sec, developed in DPP (cloudy, neutral, ALO off, moderate sharpness), stitched in PTGui pro, minor contrast adjustment, down-scaling and sharpening in Irfanview.

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Absolute fascinating islands. Every pano you showed has its specific characteristic and in my mind the weather was just perfect !
2016/07/08 22:40, Hans-JŘrgen Bayer
I agree absolutely with HJ.
LG J÷rg
2016/07/08 22:46, J÷rg Nitz
I must admit that I never thought that the Faroe Islands were so interesting.
2016/07/08 23:05, Giuseppe Marzulli

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