Travel Photography

Pink moon over Hanfbachtal

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 14:10

At a distance of 358,645 km, the moon already has supermoon level on April 26th, 2021, before it moves a further 1,300 km to the earth on April 27th, 2021 and gains another 0.5% in size. Its impressive size is of course especially impressive compared to known objects and there are many beautiful pictures to be seen on the Internet, in which the photographers have put a lot of effort into a successful composition.

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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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Ceaușescu's Villa

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 16:26
Nicolae Ceaușescu and the cult of personality in the Communist Party - his villa in Bucharest, in which marble and gold were processed to the same extent as the population became impoverished and starved, points to a fact that can still be seen today among various heads of state. The Ceauşescu's villa surprisingly survived the uprisings in Bucharest unscathed. It can be viewed (prerequisite: passport and confirmed date). A visit is not only highly recommended for those interested in history.
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The "Blue Pavillion"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:59
In Panmunjeom, a military settlement in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, in which the end of the Korean War was negotiated from 1951 to 1953, meetings between North and South Korean delegations take place in the "Blue Pavilion". In Seoul you can book sightseeing tours and you have the opportunity to visit the Blue Pavilion, unless there are consultations between North and South. We were lucky.
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Holocaust in Lithuania

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 19:51

The sources for the following outline of National Socialism in Lithuania can be found in the included links, well documented without a doubt. Many scientists worldwide have carefully revised this dark chapter in human history - whether for Germany, France, Lithuania, etc. Based on these facts, the number of those who embrace the repulsive ideas of the National Socialists of the 20th century should be reduced, even in the current information age.

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The huge Naruto whirlpools

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 03/21/2021 - 18:20

Due to the narrowness between the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Awaji, the tidal range pushes the water at up to 20 km/h - the third fastest tidal current in the world. This is how the huge Naruto whirlpools with diameters of up to 20 meters are created under the 1.6 km long Naruto Bridge that connects the islands.

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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.

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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