“Getting personal”

This winter i will be alone with my dog and my guestes. Not all off the time, but during the weekdays.

My boys are at the highschool this year so they have to stay away from home from Sunday evening to friday afternoon. My wife Wenche will also be away all this year but she will be doing the same as my two boys. Away at the university from Sunday til Friday.( Old lady!!!:-) )

To be honest, friday is a good day for me and Troj:-)

But as I say, if my fam is doing well i feel good.

This Saturday afternoon/evening Wenche and I had a mountain walk, the day was so nice and the light wonderful. 6 hours in the mountains, cofe over open fire, rest and peace and the best view you can imagine.

I love this view and my fam. Have a nice week and a wonderful autumn.

PS! My guest from Belgium got their bull moose pictures.”

How long?

This summer have also been a Red Fox summer, and they are still around!!

Two months ago a young RF just walked into a local house, he when into the kitchen and took some breed. The people in the house was just standing looking!! What a bold young Fox.

This RF have been around all summer, also inside my guesthouse and my guests have had lots of fun.

Some weeks ago they killed my brothers childrens Rabbits. – “Uncle!! you must shoot them”.
No, uncle will not shoot them!! You should take better care of your Rabbits and your shoes, and things around. I should also take care of my shoes and other things who is lost now.

It’s fun with humans, we like the animals when they are something new and makes no trouble, but when they drop the excrements at your lawn they have to be shoot. I am ok with hunting but when we can have this daily smile from two, just amazing beautiful creatures, I rather take care about what I dont whant them to steal.

I am guite sure they will be around this autum and winter. But you newer know. But I will try to keep people away from killing them.

Fore me this is a smile in the daily life. But its not for my dog, Troj!!!! He hates them, togetter with a few neighbours.


Ole Martin! Thanks for these 4 great days. It was a pleasure to enjoy the beauty of Flatanger nature and fjord. Sea eagles, gulls, skuas, terns, seals, foxes and also a beautiful moose. What ask more?

It was a big pleasure to meet you and enjoy the boat trips. You’re a great nature guide, Ole Martin. Your deep knowledge of the area let us see stunning moments, allowing us to have great photography chances. You always tried to let us photograph in the perfect light position, either in the sunrise as in the sunset, during the day or in the fog we had the last day. Thank you!

And all you did was always done respecting deeply nature and animals. It’s nice to see you enthusiasm and how you respect nature and how you love this area.

So, “takk” for all the photography chances we had and also for fun! Very nice nice days. I will come again!
See you next time!
All the best
Alessandro Bee (Italy)


Ole Martin! Grazie per questi splendidi 4 giorni. E’ stato un vero piacere godere della bellezza della natura di Flatanger e del suo fiordo. Aquile di mare, gabbiani, skua, sterne, foche, volpi e anche uno splendido alce. Cosa chiedere di più?

E’ stato un grande piacere conoscerti e fare le escursioni in barca. Sei una bravissima guida naturalistica, Ole Martin.
La tua profonda conoscenza della zona ci ha permesso di vedere scene spettacolari e ci ha permesso di avere delle ottime possibilità fotografiche. Hai cercato sempre di farci fotografare nelle posizioni con la luce migliore, sia all’alba che al tramonto, durante il giorno così come nella nebbia dell’ultimo giorno. Grazie!

E hai sempre fatto tutto rispettando profondamente la natura e gli animali. E’ bello vedere il tuo entusiasmo e il rispetto che hai per la natura e come ami questa zona.

“Takk” per le possibilità fotografiche che ci hai permesso e per il divertimento di questi giorni! Giorni davvero molto belli. Tornerò di nuovo!
Ci vediamo la prossima volta!
Un caro saluto
Alessandro Bee (Italia)

Last day of holiday

Early Aug is the time to look for Cloudberry. This is a tradision in lots of Norwegian families, so do we. The last 3 years I haven’t got time to do this trips because of guiding people. This year I could.

It’s always nice to be in the mountains this time of the year, not only for searching the great tasting Cloudberry but also to have a walk, looking for different things, flower etc and the good smell of clean mountains and forest. Great!

The Cloudberry is a high listed berry to have in the house, some years it’s a lot of them and other years difficult to find, this year it’s ok. We use this berry in christmas and in the dark , cold winter you can feel the tast of late summer. Close your eyes and dream on.

So lucky to live here!! Eagleman.

A blast!

I have been visiting Ole Martin three times now, and still I get surprised by the enthusiasm shown by this marvellous nature guide.

This time I went together with the product specialist of Nikon Norway and representatives from pro dealer “Stavanger Foto”. They wanted to see how Norway Nature is run, as well as learning about the challenges (and joys!!) nature photographers are facing in their work. We spent three days with Ole Martin, and had a blast!

The first eagle swept down in a steep dive very close to the boat – setting the standard for the rest of the stay. We met all the familiar eagles in Flatanger, the cheeky Gulls and even a juvenile eagle sweeping down grabbing fish in front of well established birds – this guy will be a classic!

Extremely cooperative eagles, shifting light and stunning landscapes were served on silver plates by the best nature guide I know.

The short hours of darkness were spent outdoors photographing a nearby fox litter, giving very little time for sleep. Thanks Ole Martin – I will be back!

Roy Mangersnes


Now I need some days with my family. Have been a long early summer, mixed weather but always something to do. Eagles have been very good also this summer, working with about 12 pairs and the best days this summer we have had about 30 dives in two sessions. Also other things like Gulls in nice conditions, Otter, some easy Red Fox and Seals. You must be out to get pictures.

Last week before our holiday we had some great weather, sunseth and just flat water. I feel i meet all the nicest people on this planet, i am very glad to meet you all.

Last days I had Tom Dyring and his wife Ingebjørg, Markus Varesvuo and his wife Minna, Staffan Widstrand and his daughter Mimi and Mimi’s friend Julia.

The Editor from the magazin NATURFOTOGRAFEN – Svein Wik, a magazin for biofoto in Norway,Sweden and Finland, www.biofoto.no had a meeting with Staffan Widstrand www.wild-wonders.com.

Read the next number.

If you want to see Markus Varesvuo’s great picture from last week , look at www.birdphoto.fi , Common Gull riding Sea eagle!!!

So take care all of you, I will mybe go out with the eagles in my 10days looooong holiday to do some pictures, but than I will bring my family. So eagles, dont worry, i’ll be around!

Ole -Eagleman-

Filming in the rainforest

Some weeks ago I did a new sesion with a filmcrew from Germany NAUTILUSFILM. They are doing television program about Scandinavia.

So Jan and his crew have been here many times the last year. This day we when up to a local Boreal Rainforest, this forest is protected now and that is great. There is not many plases left with such numbers of rare life, it’s just a pleasure to be in such a forest.

They have found out that the air in such forest is the cleanes in the world. So I was out the with Julius for some shots and I think he got something:-)


Eaglman and singer!!!

Yes. that’s true, now it’s here.

From 1976 to 1992 I was a singer in a local band called “Zeus”. We did never make any records and it’s hard to find a picture from that black and wite time. So this spring I found out, I had to have some fun. I picked out 13 songs.

1. Wanna Marry You.( Bruce Springsteen) Vocal Ole M
2. This is my life (Gasoline) Vocal Ole
3.Det beste til meg og mine venner( Gasolin) Vocal. Ole
4.Route 66.(Bobby Troup) My son Odin is the singer.
5. Dansa på min grav.(BO Kaspers Orkester) Vocal Wenche, my wife.
6.Delilah. ( Les Reed and frindes) Vocal Ole
7.Gutta på by’n( Terje Tysland) Vocal Ole
8.Røta. Hellbillies. My son Vetle and his nies Tora. Vocal
9. Wonderful tonight. (Eric Clapton) Vocal Ole
10.Du. (Fark) Vocal Wenche and Ole
11. Make me smil.(Steve Harley) Vocal Ole
12.14.Pages.( Prudence) Vocal Ole
13.Oppna landskap. ( Ulf Lundell) Vocal Ole
All instruments and I gald to say I’m his uncle. ANDREAS DAHLE AAGÅRD. This boy is just a great lad!!
All of you need this CD:-) It’s for sale this saturday.
And to Mark Sisson, now I’m ready to sing for Stoke City.

This is funny and I would love to singe at Wembly when Norway meet England in the final, world cup:-)
As you know, that would never happend.

Rock’n Roll.

Have a great summer and hope to see you all back for more pictures.
And I will never do any songs in the boat, need the birds around!!



During the summer I have to go out to do some serious fishing for the eagles.I have a few hundred fish as a back up, and I always bring with me about 25-30 every day on a eagle trip.

So you know, life is hard for the Coalfish ( Pollachius Virenes)

This summer it’s just amazing how much fish it’s in the sea! Lots of my guests like to try and a few also making a good dinner in the afternoon.

So this day my wife went with me, two gets more than one so after one hour we had 140 Coalfish. We gave the Gulls some, Gull are just great birds.

So nice!!

Sea Eagle came for a look and we had to give them as well. And we could also have a nice dinner ourselves. Fresh and healthy dinner.

So this year will be very good for the Terns, Gull, Sea Eagles and other sea birds. I love to see the living sea.

Thank you nature!!


One evening I hade to stop for this nice bird. Middle of the road a bird!!. I was thinking a nice picture and turned back with my car. I laid down to get a picture before the Woodcock whent away. But there was no reaction.

I approaced the bird, but no sign of take the wings and fly away. Now I could see blood from the beak and also from his eyes. A car had hit this bird, but the driver had mybe something “important” to do. Lots of birds and animals meet their death on the roads. If someone hits a moos the police will be called. But a small bird will not effect “normal” people. Please stop next time, this is a life and needs your help. The help for this bird was that I had to take his life as fast as possible.