Wildlife & Nature

Photographic Portfolio

Many opportunities to witness animals & bird life at first hand have left their mark on my life so that today I use every chance to capture all aspects of wildlife & natural topics including cloud formations, mountainscapes, flora & fauna as well as all forms of animal & bird life.

Cloudscapes

Clouds add drama & depth to every landscape photo.

Clouds have a bad image as a cause of bad weather and blocking out the suns warmth but where would we be without the water & protection from the suns intensity without our fluffy friends? For us photographers too, the presence of some clouds add drama to an otherwise less inspiring scene.

 

 

Desertscapes

Brutal heat & an ocher coloured sand cut by the blue of a cloudless sky are the contrast programme of a landscape demanding respect.

About 46,000 square miles (75,000 square kilometers) of arable land turn to desert every year due to climate change and practices such as forest clear-cutting.

Mountainscapes

Fantastic light, clouds, dramatic rock formations & lots of that cold white stuff make for exhilarating, jaw dropping snowscapes.

Living near the German Alps it is normal to drive into mountains at the weekend & hike to a summit just to enjoy the view & drink a well earned beer.

 

Waterscapes

Without water we couldn’t exist. Water is precious yet vulnerable to human influence & yet we waste it, try to tame it & are victim to it through storm & flood.

H2O, is the chemical formula for the fluid that fills our lakes, streams & oceans as well as most living organisms. Water covers some 71% of the earth’s surface & occurs in nature as snow, glaciers, ice packs & icebergs, clouds, fog, dew, aquifers & atmospheric humidity.

Flora & Fauna

“Out In The Field” is a standard phrase that every landscape photographer should take to heart.

Although like most Landscape photographers I am always looking for extremes in the landscape sometimes the most effective imagery is right in front of one’s own eyes in the form of trees, fields, bushes & wild flowers.

 

 

Colours Of Autumn

Autumn/Fall is my favourite season with the moody transformation from warm to cold, green to orange & sunny to misty.

The bold colour transformation of the foliage from succulent greens to warm yellows, oranges & reds plus the lower lying sun makes Autumn a dramatic highlight on my photographic calendar every year.

Feathered Friends

Birds don’t always do that what we photographers expect of them, but that’s part of the fun, nothing is guaranteed.

Observing how a Blackbird builds her nest or a Hawk hovering over a field looking for prey & the Spring chorus are highlights of the Ornithological year.

Furry Friends

Animals are the better humans, a phrase that does have an element of truth in its content I would say.

The animal kingdom hasn’t got it easy these days thanks to the mass destruction of natural habitats from us humans to sustain his own existence & exuberance. The problem is that all forms of life are responsible for the future life cycle of the complete planet with the fate of us humans too.

Squirrels

The beautiful big, dark round eyes, the fluffy tufts of hair standing up over the ears, the brush for a tail. I just had to devote an extra gallery for these guys.

I must say that if there is one European animal that makes me proud then it has to be the Red Squirrel. These comical creatures are just adorable even if they don’t always do what you expect of them. They are nervous yet tame, shy yet cheeky abundant & yet non-existent. You just never know what to expect other than that they are entertaining & photogenic.

 

 

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Did You Know?

The largest salt lake in the world is located in southwestern Bolivia. The 12,000 square kilometer area of the Salar de Uyuni extends over the Altiplano plateau in the Andes, at an altitude of 3,650 meters. Experts estimate that about ten billion tons of salt make up the lake in which as good as no life is possible. About 25,000 tons of salt are mined per year.

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