Glavni izbornik

Izdvojeni sadržaji

Birds

Petar Sabol (Čakovec, 1981) has been involved in photography since 2007. The focus of his interest is nature photography, especially close-ups of motifs from the animal world that people do not usually have the opportunity to see.

In addition to motives of untamed nature, Sabol's photos stand out for their amazing scenes, in which the main compositional ingredient is (the most beautiful) natural light.

The subjects of this series of photographs are birds, the only living “descendants” of dinosaurs. Croatia is at the very top of the European continent in terms of the diversity of bird fauna: 400 bird species have been recorded, of which 230 are nesting birds. The numbers of many species have been declining since the second half of the 20th century, and there are many critically endangered species on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. The disappearance of traditional stock-raising and agriculture, the cutting of old forests, the development of tourism, and poaching are just some of the reasons for the endangerment of birds.

Visitors to the Krka National Park have the opportunity to see all the species caught by skillful photographic eye and shown in this exhibition live inside the Park. The Krka National Park is home to 229 bird species within seven different habitats. For example, you can see the peregrine falcon along the rocks and cliffs in the canyons of the Krka and Čikola Rivers, while blackbirds inhabit the willow and poplar forests, while in the area around Skradin and the Skradinski Buk waterfalls a careful eye can note birds that do not nest here, such as gray herons and the increasingly endangered great white egrets. In the forests of Aleppo pine and cypress, which are also present in the mentioned area, you can see and hear greenfinches and great tits, while European bee-eaters, which are among the most colorful birds in Croatia, inhabit steep slopes along roads and paths.

Of all the bird species that inhabit the territory of the Republic of Croatia, the photographer Petar Sabol “caught” twelve species with the skilled eye of his lens for this exhibition. These are:

  1. Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  2. Great white egret (Ardea alba)
  3. Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  4. European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  5. Bee-eaters (Meropidae)
  6. Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
  7. Great tit (Parus major)
  8. European greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
  9. Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  10. Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
  11. Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  12. Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)