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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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Cefalu in Sicily

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 17:59

Cefalu in the province of Palermo in Sicily is a pretty little town by the sea that lives mainly from tourism. The colorful boats on the beach are a popular photo opportunity. A hike up the nearby mountain offers a good balance to the narrow street canyons and attracts with beautiful views of the town.

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Autumn in the Husum Castle Park

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:41

Husum's palace gardens offer many beautiful motifs and memorials are a reminder of important people such as the native writer Theodor Storm and of course Ferdinand Tönnies, the famous German sociologist.

From the monument to Theodor Storm you have very nice views of the park - this is where the color key photo was taken.

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The first newsletter

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:25
We will soon send the first newsletter, which can only be received as a registered community user. The picture shown here of a violet ear hummingbird was taken during a stay in Boquete, Panama. We will add a link to this photo in high quality and without identification to our first newsletter. Community users may use it free of charge for non-commercial purposes.
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Deadvlei and Sossusvlei

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 19:46

The access road from Sessriem to the Sossusvlei (Sossus means "blind river" in the Nama language, Vlei in Africaans stands for sink) is paved, but it ends about 5 km before the actual destination in a large parking lot . If you are not only traveling with an off-road vehicle, but can also drive in the sand with it, you can do the remaining kilometers by motor. For everyone else there is a shuttle service as an alternative, which should also be used if you are not sure about your driving skills in the sand.

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Singapore - City of the Lion

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:21

It is worthwhile to explore the eventful history of Singapore, which includes associated with the names Sang Nila Utama and Thomas Stamford Raffles. The first founded an empire in this region in 1299, which he called Singapura: Lion City. The name "Singapura" comes from Sanskrit and is composed of Singha (Siṃha: lion) and Pura (Pura:city).

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