The nature of the island offers a wide variety of topography ranging from awe-inspiring cliff faces, intense inland Mediterranean scrublands filled with Aleppo pine forests, beautiful and unusual rock formations carved by wind erosion, salt pans, and stunning beaches.
All of which provide a safe oasis for the island’s rich flora and fauna, ranging from the indigenous to the migratory nesting birds that visit the island annually.
Capture the beauty of the island bathed in natural sunlight!
It’s the ideal location in the middle of the Mediterranean, bathed in sunshine most of the year, giving a dramatic and colourful feel to the ever-changing landscape.
The sky, which is almost always clear, produces a wonderfully luxurious natural light during the day, providing a wide variety of subject appearances. Turning soft and warm during the golden hour, giving a multicolored feast of smooth, cool blues, vibrant pinks, and magentas for the eyes and lens, at this time, a deep calm and peaceful mood falls upon the subjects of the island.
There’s an excellent reason why in 1899, the Astronomical Station of Carloforte was established as one of the five locations of the International Latitude Service. Its task was to monitor the variation of the latitude and the rotation of the Earth.
So, once night falls, we’ve treated to crystal clear, unpolluted, starlit night skies, where you will never grow tired of the otherworldly display of light and colour.
GUIDED PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS OF THE ISLAND:
This is a fantastic opportunity to capture the island at its most spectacular. Get inspired by the remarkable variety of natural environments and the dramatic colourful landscape.
DISCOVER THE ISLAND`S OASIS AND ORNITHOLOGY:
Visit the oasis of LIPU (Italian Bird Protection League) extending for over 414 hectares, located on the western side of the island, and stretching for over 6 kilometers along the undisturbed coastline. Where you will find rare breeds such as the Queen’s falcon, the Audouins gull, and many other beautiful birds of prey and of the sea.
CONSERVATION ON SAN PIETRO:
All nature and photography tours are taken with the direct collaboration of LIPU and under the supervision of a professional LIPU oasis manager to ensure minimum disturbance to the island’s wildlife and the maximum experience for the nature enthusiast.