March 19th, 2022

Crested Barbet & Lightning

In Welgevonden South Africa.





April 16th, 2020

Easter Photo Challenge

July 28th, 2018

Blood Moon 27 July 2018

April 22nd, 2018

La Sauge

A spring trip to La Sauge, Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland.
All images were created using the Canon 600mm + 2TC, attached to a 5D4.

November 7th, 2017

Seahouses 2017

A great trip to Seahouses, North England with Arthur Morris. Great weather, great birds, a nice group of people and great images.

January 15th, 2017

Buseu Pyrenees


Hunting for the Bearded Vulture, I travelled with my good friend Roland Fischer to the Pyrenees. The location is totally remote and in the wild Pyrenees. A feeding ground has been setup to help the different species of vulture through the winter: Monks Vulture, Griffon Vulture and Bearded Vulture. All three visit the feeding site, but the Bearded Vulture the most frequent. In Spanish, they are called the ‘quebrantahuesos’, the bird that crushes bones. The only language that named this species right. Lammergeier, Lammergier all suggests that this bird kills sheep. It could not be farther from the truth. Being a 100% scavenger, this bird lack the predation skills. Almost brought to the brink of extinction, farmers did everything to annihilate this amazing creature. Now there is a stable and protected population of around 300 birds, growing by 1% each year.

Find all images here: 2017 Pyrenees

February 23rd, 2016

Rigi

Impressions from the Rigi mountain top near Luzern.

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July 10th, 2015

Tammie Norries and More

Last weekend I was kindly invited to join Arthur Morris’s UK Puffins & Gannets Photography trip. It was a short weekend, just 3 days. But it was packed with lots of sea bird action. The most sought after bird was of course the Puffin, an almost clownesk bird, but only by looks. These burrowing nesting birds are tough and fly like bullets. In Scotland the Puffin is nicknamed ‘Tammie Norrie’.

Puffin in flight, with Sand Eels Puffin portrait

We needed to sail to the Farne Islands in order to get close to them. This group of islands are a seabird heaven: Razorbills, Guillimots, Kittywakes, Fulmars, Arctic Terns and Puffins bread here. Puffins are estimated to inhabit the islands with app. 20.000 breading pairs.

Arctic Tern Fulmar Kittywake

Close to our sleeping quarters was Bamburgh Castle. I photographed the castle at around 23:30, when the castle was flood-lit by the lights in the lawns around the castle. The purple sky of the undergoing sun provided a special color cocktail.

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More images of this trip can be found here: 2015 Seahouses.

May 18th, 2015

Spring Visitor

A pair of Black Redstarts have occupied a window cove above the sunblinds to build their nest.
Every 3-5 minutes one of the parents provides food for the brood. Here the male with a moth.
We have our fingers crossed for a successful fledging.

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May 5th, 2015

Beautiful Basel

The «Wildt’sche Haus» am Petersplatz in Basel. Architect: Johann Jakob Fechter.
Photographed with the PANO function on my iPhone