Photography and travelogues

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 15:33
This website shows photos, videos and images from our photo archive as well as related travel reports from all over the world. Over time, we will gradually publish selected media from our 300,000 digital photo database. Usage licenses for our photos and pictures can be purchased from various stock agencies (see footer) or directly from us by e-mail / contact form, provided they are not subject to any special property rights (people, special buildings, etc.).

Powers of Yellow

Submitted by Dirk Tenckhoff on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 11:31

Do you know the short film "Powers of Ten" from 1977, in which a fantastic journey along the powers of ten was portrayed in terms of technique? An impressive work for the possibilities at that time, which set a milestone in film technology! And did you happen to wonder why the rapeseed is so beautifully yellow and why we should actually be happy about the yellow dust that spreads everywhere during flowering?

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.

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.

The Namib is alive

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:42

There are more animals in the large areas of the Namib than one would expect from the wide sandy desert. Swakopmund therefore also offers tours to the "Little Five", which include the Palmato Gecko, a spider "the white lady", a chameleon, the Sidewind Snake and a lizard species, which we have also observed on the dune 45 .

Dune 45

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:15

The dune 45 is something special because it belongs e.g. to the few dunes in the Namib that can be climbed. There is a good reason why the ascents are regulated, because footprints on the magnificent dune ridges take a long time to be leveled by wind and weather. A terrible thought, imagine the attached photos littered with traces ...