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Emperor penguin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:31

The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest species in the penguin family (Spheniscidae) and, together with the king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), belongs to the genus of the great penguins (Aptenodytes). [Wikipedia]

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by Dr. Michael Wenger, Switzerland

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Royal penguin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:16

The royal penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) is a subspecies of penguin, which can be found on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and adjacent islands.  (Wikipedia)

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Adélie penguin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:05

The Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) is a species of penguin common along the entire coast of the Antarctic continent, which is its only habitat. It is the most widely spread penguin species,[2] as well as the most southerly distributed of all penguins, along with the emperor penguin.

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Chinstrap penguin

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 12:56

Der Zügelpinguin (Pygoscelis antarctica), auch Kehlstreifpinguin genannt, ist eine Art aus der Gattung der Langschwanzpinguine. Er ist nah verwandt mit dem Adéliepinguin (P. adeliae) sowie dem Eselspinguin (P. papua). (Wikipedia)

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von Dr. Michael Wenger, Schweiz

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Swan Lake

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:03

The ponds around Herrnstein Castle near Ruppichteroth in the Rhein-Sieg district always offer opportunities for beautiful animal photos. Today the waters were mainly populated with many mute swans, but rust and Canada geese as well as pond and coot also attracted attention. We had a tripod with us for the Nikkor 200 - 500 mm f / 5.6, but this beautiful lens can also be used by hand thanks to the VR II image stabilization.

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Frogs and toads

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 20:05

Amphibians (Lissamphibia) such as frogs and toads belong to the order of the frogs (Anura) and are not easy to distinguish from one another. Frogs tend to be slim and agile while toads are rather sedate, stocky and slow. Especially in Panama we were able to photograph interesting frogs, which are sometimes very poisonous, so that you have to be careful when taking photos in the jungle for several reasons.

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Black-browed albatrosses

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/20/2021 - 17:41

The black-browed albatross or Mollymauk (Thalassarche melanophris) from the albatross family (Diomedeidae) spends almost its entire life in the air over the Southern Ocean. We were able to photograph these wonderful birds in Saunders, one of the Falkland Islands, where a large colony of this species is situated.

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Common redshank in Lofoten

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 03/14/2021 - 15:44

The redshank is one of the snipe birds (Scolopacidae) in the order plover-like (Charadriiformes) and lives in almost all of Eurasia on coasts and waters. At around 30 cm tall, it is slightly smaller than its relative, the greenshank, when fully grown. In Germany you can easily see it on the Wadden Sea. Here it also likes to show itself in larger collections. We were able to photograph him directly from the house in Lofoten, where we could conveniently set up our 500 mm f / 4.0 Nikkor on the veranda.

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Capybaras in Panama

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:53

When the physicist Shelden Cooper ruined his friends' lunch with the story of the faecal eating capybaras in the series Big Bang Theory, these cute giant rodents became somewhat unhappy. These capybaras from the guinea pig family certainly deserve more appropriate consideration - so it was a pleasure to watch these social animals in a marshland in Gamboa and to see how the adult animals shelter their offspring, they play with each other and together to search for information set out.

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White-tailed eagles over the Trollfjord

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 16:48

White-tailed eagles are among the largest birds of prey in Europe and can hardly be confused either in flight, on the ground or in trees. In Norway we were able to take photos of them from our little house right by the sea, but the most impressive pictures were taken on a boat excursion to the Trollfjord, where we were able to take pictures of them hunting fish. The towering rocks were ideal as a background for the eye-to-eye recordings.

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