Etu-Töölö Finland, 2

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Walking through Helsinki after the snowstorm.
Etu-Töölö, Helsinki, Finland, 24 November 2008.
Image: GrrlScientist, 24 November 2008 [larger view].

About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Etu-Töölö Finland, 2

  1. Mike says:

    Judging from this series of images, Finland must be rather bleak this time of year. We are ready for the sunny pictures now.

  2. Jusu says:

    A bit bleak, Mike, yes, but better than the dark we had before snowfall. And the gradations of gray just have to be seen to be believed. There are grays that are green, grays that are red, grays that are pink, grays that are shimmering veils of unreality…
    Yes, I’m waiting for the sunshine on snow, too.

  3. jusu — even though i hate being cold (and get cold easily), i still enjoyed the gorgeous landscape of the helsinki area — it is, as you suggest, very subtle and variable in all its beauty. i’d love to return and do more photography, and birding, of course!