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Oana Badiu

Photography

Photography

I have always enjoyed nature and animals, so in 2017 I decided to pursue my hobby as a photographer and take it a step further. I have lived in Finland since 2011 and currently I am based in Espoo.

I hope you enjoy my pictures!

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Best places to photograph on São Miguel Island, Azores

Azores is a group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that provides amazing landscapes with lagoons created by volcanic craters, beautiful green hills and awesome shorelines with cliffs that have nearly vertical drop to the ocean. I had the pleasure to visit São Miguel Island, which is the biggest of them all, and take some great landscape photos during one week stay.

Best places to photograph on São Miguel Island, Azores

Autumn colors in Finnish Lapland

I have lived in Finland since 2011 and I have heard so much about the amazing Lapland! Last year in September I decided to take the plunge and visit Lapland during the awesome autumn colors. This time of the year is called "ruska" in Finnish language and it is truly magical! Even with my bad luck of rain and clouds it still looked awesome and I will definitely return!

Autumn colors in Finnish Lapland

Best places to photograph in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is every photographer's dream come true! Faroe Islands represent a group of islands that are one of Europe's last wild places. With just a few people living here and amazing landscapes created by the volcanic nature of the Faroe Islands, there are endless photography opportunities. Here are a few of the best places to photograph in Faroe Islands!

Best places to photograph in Faroe Islands

Wild Scotland: Best places to photograph from Edinburgh to Oban

Scotland is one of the best places to visit if you want to be blown away by the awesome landscapes that this country has to offer! Here are the best places to visit and photograph on your way from Edinburgh to Oban!

Wild Scotland: Best places to photograph from Edinburgh to Oban

Best places for wildlife photography in Helsinki region

Finland is known for its pristine forests, lakes and incredible wildlife and Helsinki is no exception. Even if it's the capital region and the most densely populated area in Finland, Helsinki and its adjacent cities, Espoo and Vantaa, are full of wildlife and beautiful places to go photograph. Here are the best places for wildlife photography in Helsinki region!

Best places for wildlife photography in Helsinki region

One night photographing wild brown bears with Wildlife Safaris Finland

As a wildlife photographer, bears are a great subject to photograph, however it can be dangerous to approach a bear in the wild. Finland has lots of places that offer all sorts of photography hides, especially bear photography hides. Most of them are in Kuhmo area and I had the opportunity to visit Wildlife Safari Finland in June 2018. I had an extraordinary and exciting night here!

One night photographing wild brown bears with Wildlife Safaris Finland

Wild Scotland : One day tour from Oban to Tobermory, Staffa and Treshnish Isles with Staffa Tours

Scotland is famous for its beautiful nature and isles and this one day tour from Oban is perfect to explore gorgeous landscapes, the unique rock formations on the island of Staffa, the puffins on Lunga island and the "post card perfect" harbor in Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. This one day trip is great for wildlife and landscape photography!

Wild Scotland : One day tour from Oban to Tobermory, Staffa and Treshnish Isles with Staffa Tours

Visit Faroe Islands - One Week Photography Trip

One of the last places in Europe that offers unspoiled and wild nature! This is a photographer's dream!

Visit Faroe Islands - One Week Photography Trip

Best places to photograph around Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and it's a popular holiday destination. The deep blue and turquoise colors that surround this lake are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, the mountains that surround Lake Garda offer great opportunities for landscape photography and it's an overall great place for hiking and other outdoor sports activities.

Best places to photograph around Lake Garda, Italy

Madeira - Best Places to Photograph

Madeira is a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the cost of Africa that belongs to Portugal. With its lush vegetation, high mountain peaks and great cliffs pointing towards the ocean, Madeira is an awesome place for landscape photography. Here are the best places to photograph in Madeira!

Madeira - Best Places to Photograph

Wild Scotland: Best places to photograph around Oban and Glecoe

If you don't have time to make it all the way to the highlands of Scotland, Oban is closer to Edinburgh and it provides stunning views and Glencoe represents the beginning of the famous highlands in Scotland. Oban and Glecoe are awesome for landscape photography!

Wild Scotland: Best places to photograph around Oban and Glecoe

One evening with puffins, Mykines, Faroe Islands

Mykines is a really popular island among bird lovers, having one of the largest colonies of puffins in Europe! If you really like birds and you are visiting Faroe Islands, Mykines deserves at least one evening of your time!

One evening with puffins, Mykines, Faroe Islands

Oana Badiu

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