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

RIVER SANGINJOKI FREEZES

Oulu, Sanginjoki, December 2022. 

December carried on in frosty conditions and more snow came, proper banks of snow also in the Southern Finland. For Christmas, the frost in the South turned into wet conditions but up North, the temperature only stopped by above zero at the turn of the year only to drop back below freezing. The photo is from Sadinkoski rapids in Sanginjoki, which is a part of the Sanginjoki nature reserve to be founded east of Oulu covering over 2,500 hectares. 

Northern forests GALLERY