Støgonøse alpine garden

The southern slope of the mountain Støgonøse is dominated by a huge scree with stones and huge blocks. The local climate is favorable due to the southward slope. The place is a meeting-point for a number of plants, some alpine, some eastern, some western, and some thermophilous, lowland species. Some species are widespread, some are rare, and some have their only occurrences at Fillefjell right here, such as Allium oleraceum (vill-løk), Botrychium lanceolatum (håndmarinøkkel), Carex muricata (piggstarr), and Polemonium caeruleum (fjellflokk). The high diversity of plants have an impact on the number of insects and birds present, and in total the area is very diverse and interesting. Some of the species found here are shown in this gallery.


The images shown in this gallery were all shot with Nikon D800E. For the two first pictures I used AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G, the rest of the pictures were shot with AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm/2.8G. The sensor in D800E has a resolution of 36MP and to be able to include the images in the gallery they are properly downscaled.