Sibelius. Bears, Wolves and Goldeneye Ducklings. In the Wilderness.

This Fourth of July holiday weekend, I’d like to share with you a simple gift of beauty. Captivating scenes from an award winning documentary series “Wild Scandinavia” by Gulo Film Productions. This short video is pulled together from the episode about Finland, my birth country. Nine and a half minutes packed with wonder, drama, action and peace, all at the same time. And Music! Amazing footage of the wilderness and its inhabitants…to the tune of my all time favorite symphonic poem, Finlandia, by Jean Sibelius.

Make sure to watch on full screen…the Northern Lights are stunning and the Osprey fishing scene is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You’ll notice my favorite bird is not only an excellent fisherman, but musically gifted too. Enjoy!

I hope friends celebrating July 4th had a wonderful time yesterday, and that everyone’s weekend is going great.

38 thoughts on “Sibelius. Bears, Wolves and Goldeneye Ducklings. In the Wilderness.”

  1. What a wonderful experience, I love Finlandia and to have those beautiful striking images to go with it was perfection. I was transported from my London flat to another world. Thank you for providing the link.

    1. I love Finlandia too…and this video transports me from hot Florida to the cool Finnish forest, even winter, in a blink. Happy you liked it, Susan.

  2. Fantastic video! The score was a perfect fit and certainly made my Sunday morning coffee more caffeinated than it was 😊. Hope you have a great Sunday.

    1. Happy you enjoyed it Hien! I had watched it many times, love Finlandia and the great footage, and then it dawned on me that others might like it too 🙂

  3. This video is one fine example how we should be celebrating the 4th of July. With NATURE. Absolutely thrilling video! The osprey landing in the water gave me goosebumps and tears! What a gorgeous thing to witness in slow motion! Nature does not ever cease to lure me with Her Siren’s Call. Thank you SO much for this post!!! I so LOVED it!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤
    PS Last year I saw a lot of blogs with fireworks. This year not a one, unless I missed them. There is hope yet that people are getting away from these very noisy and very expensive firecrackers and instead, turning to Mother. 🙂

  4. Thanks Amy! I’m happy I found it and could share this beauty! Mother Nature is so amazing! This morning I went for a sunrise walk – it was gorgeous! And I saw Mama Osprey for the first time in almost a month…she’s back in the area! She was eating a big fish when sun was just getting up 🙂 But I also found a fireworks box with all the tubes that someone had left on the beach…so frustrating. Have a wonderful day! Much love <3, Tiny

  5. Spectacular cinematography! Love the scenery, the northern lights and the little ducks launching into the world, and the dramatic osprey fishing finale! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    1. I agree! It’s great work by those who filmed it. Apparently that episode took 650 shooting days! The little ducklings are so brave 🙂 And the osprey, she’s majestic in her dive. Happy you liked it too.

  6. Wow! That was an amazing video! Thanks for sharing, Tiny! Although I have to say, those bear cubs had an almost creepily human look about their eyes! LOL Who can resist baby ducklings? And that osprey at the end — all I can say is WOW! That was a thrilling finale!

    1. Happy you enjoyed the video, Amy! I loved it too, it’s such a wonderful nature immersion in 10 minutes. The ducklings were so brave! Jumping down from the nest before they could fly 🙂

      1. I know! I was thinking that sure was a long way for them to go to get to the water!! I remember awhile ago I stumbled upon a blog that had a video camera inside a wood duck nesting box and they had compressed video of the eggs, the hatching, then the ducklings climbing from the box and falling into the water below. It was one of the most incredible things! Nature sure is awesome. And I meant to say you come from a most amazing homeland! You are blessed!

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