Tuesday, June 25, 2013

South-Nyírség, Hungary (Süd-Nyírség, Ungarn) (Dél-Nyírség, Magyarország) 06.2013.

We took a short trip last weekend to the southwestern part of the Nyírség, a region of the Great Hungarian Plain, where it borders the Hajdúság Region. We visited a partially flooded meadow to take photos of the Marsh Helleborine orchids.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bodrog River, Hungary (Fluß Bodrog, Ungarn) (Bodrog, Magyarország) 06.2013.

Last weekend I traveled to Tokaj in North-East Hungary to the confluence of the rivers Bodrog and Tisza to photograph a famous natural phenomenon, the swarming of Tisza Mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) also called the 'Blooming of the Tisza'. Every year, the swarming period lasts only 2 or 3 days and each swarming is only some hours long in the late afternoon. But near Tokaj, there are two swarmings each year, as the shallower Bodrog river becomes warm sooner than the Tisza, resulting in an earlier swarm of its mayfly population. I took photos during the second day of the swarming at the Bodrog.