Wildlife Photographer & Author

Mika Honkalinna (born 8 August 1964 in Anjala) is a Finnish wildlife photographer and an author. He was born and in Kymenlaakso, South-East Finland, where he lived much of his life, but at the moment he lives in Liminka, in North Ostrobothnia.

THE TAIGA OF NORTHERN FORESTS AND THE LIGHT OF SNOW

My photos and my stories are born in the midst of northern coniferous forests and swamps and often in the middle of northern winter, snow and ice, inspired by the survival and the aesthetics of winter. Most often, my illustrated stories are intertwined around the relationship between men and nature and the attempts to understand them. The sharp fluctuation of seasonal variations, the polar night in the winter, the light summer nights and the multi-faceted landscape of Fennoscandia create fascinating conditions for photographing and spending time outdoors.

CONTACT DETAILS

Mika Honkalinna
Kurrantie 19, 91900 Liminka
040 715 6664
mika@honkalinna.fi

Mika Honkalinna luontovalokuvaaja-kirjailija. Kuvaajana Mika Rokka.

Northern forests

SOFT SNOW

Kemijärvi, Lapland, February 2024.

As of February, snow had been piling up quite an amount also in the southern parts of Finland. Particularly in Northern Finland, the snow was soft powder, sinking one all the way to the ground. The path was heavy for the skier and for the four-legged residents of the forest. In the photo, a fox wades across the deep snow along the forest and the edges of the bog. 

Northern forests GALLERY