Moments of peace, feeling alive in every breath

Even though I love what I do, I have had too much work this year and it's really starting to feel that I need some time for myself. Time to relax, to be alone without e-mail and internet and time to just breath and feel. It will take more that a couple of days but this week those days on my own felt like a life line. This week I went to Vargas Vildmarkslodge and spent a day and a night in a bear watching hide. Yes, we did get to see the wild bears in their natural habitat and a huge one got really close, only 4-5 meters from the hide. But, they came in the middle of the night and it was pitch black, so there was no way I could get any decent photos in that non existing light. But, at early day break I sat completely quiet in the middle of the forest and just..... lived.

The photos in the foggy forest were shot with Canon 100-400 mm f4.5-5.6L and for the photos below I used Canon 100 mm f2.8 macro.