Simona D'Auria

Moody landscape

A darker take of a popular bathing and sunbathing place in Sweden... couldn't make it to post more cheerful images these days...
Dark frozen pond in a limestone cave
The black limestone cave

This limestone cave in the middle of the forests in summer is popular among sunbathe lovers and bathers …

You won’t find anyone there during the winter season, well … except for me and maybe some other photographer.

My take of the scenery is definitely darker than the usuals.

Tastes aside, I guess it better represents the mood of these last days …

I thought about posting some happier images offering some kind of escapism but I couldn’t …

The sun was gently shining in the forests yesterday offering some hints of spring … I’ll do my best to post something more cheerful in the coming days …


Hold on there!


Love, Simona


Simona D'Auria

Hi! My name is Simona and I am a photographer and an illustrator in love with the natural world.

I live in Sweden in a small village on the forest hills, where I moved a few years ago leaving behind the busy city of London to pursue my artistic activity. ​This has been a long time dream that I eventually managed to fulfil. I have never regretted it!​​

Nature is my only place to be, hiking my way to explore it and photography is one of the means I use to record the fantastic stories I am so lucky to witness during my excursions. Many of these stories also turn into graphics or illustrations.