Wild animals are very difficult to photograph attractively from the air because, from such a height, they look like dots. Two largest Croatian wild animals, the bear and the deer, often camouflage with the background thanks to the color of their fur. The shape of the bear is also not very attractive to be captured from air. The deer had to be photographed in the winter, and in order for the photograph to have such perfect composition and light, it had to be captured from the air – which is a very expensive hobby. In order to create, according to the editor of National Geographic Croatia, the best aerial photograph of wildlife in Croatia so far, more than ten hours of flight were spent.
A lot of effort has been invested in the ‘Croatia from Above’ project. Some of the photos were taken along the way, during research flights, but most of the photos were planned for special moments of light and meteorological conditions. Several of motives had to be pursued for a long time and dozens of hours of flight were spent on their creation. Some scenes were filmed over and over again, until the goal was achieved – a completely unique and unrepeatable photograph.
The Limited Edition Photographs were published in the magazine National Geographic Croatia, in a photomonograph, and were exhibited at the ‘National Geographic – Croatia from Above’ exhibition. To prevent over-reproduction, the motifs are not available for purchase by travel and photography agencies. They can only be obtained in a special, high-quality print, and the maximum reproduction is five pieces per photograph! Each photograph is signed and numbered, and on its back the author hand-printed the story of how it was created. The photograph comes with a certificate and confirmation that it will not be duplicated in more than five copies.