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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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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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Common merganser in Lofoten

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 15:27

The Common merganser (Mergus merganser) belongs to the genus of sawyers and to the family of duckbirds (Anatidae). They feed mainly on small fish that they hunt together. It is an impressive sight when many of these birds work together on the water and drive schools of fish into a corner.

 

 

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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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Spotted hyenas in the Etoshapark

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:16

Spotted hyenas populate large areas of Africa. They are also called spotted hyenas and appear strange due to their external appearance, since their front legs are longer than the rear legs. Their four paws each end in 4 claw-reinforced toes on which the hyenas run (digitigrad). The animals live together in clans up to 130 members, which are dominated by the females. One of the most unusual features of the spotted hyena is the masculinizati