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The Flooded Forest: Near Millennium Forest, Odense, May 2015 FujiFilm X100T, 35mm f/2.0

Dead Forest

Not very far from the editors residence is the famous Millennium Forest with it’s vast recreational areas, trails and tracks. It is located right between tow of Odenses western districts Blobro and Sanderum. Which must be why there always are people in the area. Running, jogging, mountain biking, horse riding – or just strolling with friends or familie, or both.

In this vast area there are also places less accessible to the general public. The eastern end of the forest lies naturally low in relation to the rest of the whole area. Right there, in this huge, pan-shaped hole, a large pond was formed which is primarily fed with ground- and rainwater from it’s approximate surroundings. Many years back, there were high trees and bushes where there now is flooded. Naturally, the trees did not survive the flooding and the pond is filled with decomposing, dead trees – but is home for many animals like waterbirds, a huge diversity of insects and certainly also a few rodents. As described, the pond and it’s shoreline is normally not accessible and there is a ghostly atmosphere over the site.

These Photos are from a good spot from where the pond can be overviewed. everything is left to nature and wildlife. The dead trees mirroring reflections in the water, mind me of old marshlands in Northern Jutland and England. Bizarre and spooky and yet beautiful and full of life.

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© 2015 – Oliver Haas-Jensen, All Rights Reserved


Swiss expat, living in the green middle of Denmark since 1992. Family man, amateur photographer and editor of this site. I publish my photographic work from exploring my surroundings, travels and events i attend to in order to share it with the visitors of this site. Welcome to Olivers Film Roll.

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