Looking back 2020 – my personal favorites

 

Reddish sandstone cliffs on side of Ķūķu iezis and dark brown waters of River Gauja on snowless winter day, Gauja National Park (Gaujas Nacionālais parks), Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Dusk comes without Snow | Reddish sandstone cliffs on side of Ķūķu iezis and dark brown waters of River Gauja on snowless winter day, Gauja National Park (Gaujas Nacionālais parks)

 

Long exposure photograph of fallen spruces (Picea abies) over River Līgatne and the mossy spruce forests around it, near Nītaure, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Trees over Flow | Long exposure photograph of fallen spruces (Picea abies) over River Līgatne and the mossy spruce forests around it, near Nītaure

 

A group of birch trees on snow covered meadow in heavy spring snowfall, Nīcgale, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Last Snowfall of Winter | A group of birch trees on snow covered meadow in heavy spring snowfall, near Nīcgale

 

Incoming spring snowstorm at sunset over young spruce stand and lone maple, Nīcgale, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Spring Snow | Incoming spring snowstorm at sunset over young spruce stand and lone maple, near Nīcgale

 

Sunlight from sunset shines over birch tops with bark blue clouds and falling snow over them, near Aloja, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Flames of Snow | Sunlight from sunset shines over birch tops with bark blue clouds and falling snow over them, near Aloja

 

Small rocky stream in spring sunlight with lots of fallen trees across it, Nature reserve “Ruņupes ieleja”, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Shining Stream | Small rocky stream in spring sunlight with lots of fallen trees across it, Nature reserve “Ruņupes ieleja”

 

Sunlight shines through the branches and leafage of large and old oak tree (Quercus robur), “Nature reserve” Vidusburtnieks, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Sunlit Leaves | Sunlight shines through the branches and leafage of large and old oak tree (Quercus robur), “Nature reserve” Vidusburtnieks

 

Blooming Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris) in sedge mire on sunset, at “Lielezers” by Limbaži, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Marsh Helleborine | Blooming Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris) in sedge mire on sunset, at “Lielezers” by Limbaži

 

Fallen scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) on steep sand shore near Melnsils, Kurzeme seacoast, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Fallen Giant |Fallen scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) on steep sand shore near Melnsils, Kurzeme seacoast

 

Sunlit boggy forest with scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) and some small slowly growing spruces (Picea abies) in autumn light, Bezdibeņa purvs, Nature reserve “Kārķu purvs”, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Autumn Light in Boggy Forest | Sunlit boggy forest with scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) and some small slowly growing spruces (Picea abies) in autumn light, Bezdibeņa purvs, Nature reserve “Kārķu purvs”

 

Yellow birch trees (Betula sp.) and their reflections add color to dark boreal forests and mirror-like lake on late autumn evening, at lake Darva, “Darvas ezers” near Cirgaļi, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Reflecting in Thyself | Yellow birch trees (Betula sp.) and their reflections add color to dark boreal forests and mirror-like lake on late autumn evening, at lake Darva, “Darvas ezers” near Cirgaļi

 

White winter day in spruce (picea abies) forests, near Nītaure, Vidzeme, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Looking through | White winter day in spruce (picea abies) forests, near Nītaure, Vidzeme

 

Strong wind gust blows powdery snow off the trees. In early morning over frozen nameless lake and surrounding forests on snowy winter day in Vidzeme, near Nītaure, Vidzeme, Latvia Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com (Davis Ulands/Ⓒ Davis Ulands | davisulands.com)

Wind Gusts | Strong wind gust blows powdery snow off the trees. In early morning over frozen nameless lake and surrounding forests on snowy winter day in Vidzeme, near Nītaure, Vidzeme

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