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The Moon

Moon Crescent: The crescent of the waxing moon. One can see a bit the earth shine on the dark side of the moon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm 1:2.8D, TC-20E II teleconverter, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, October 2005

Moon Sickle and Fishing Boat: Looks almost surreal. The setting crescent of the waxing moon with earth shine and a brightly illuminated fishing boat on the horizon in the dusk. — Nikon D70, AF-S 80-200mm, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, October 2005

Stars

Sarnen from Glaubenbergpass: View from Hotel Langis on Glaubenbergpass towards Sarnen down in the valley, covered by fog sea. The light dome behind the mountens is caused by Milano's light pollution. — Nikon D70, AF-S 24-85mm lens, f=24mm, f/5, 300s at ISO 800, white balance tungsten, graduation curve adjusted, 6 February 2005

Stargazers at Hotel Langis: Trails of stargazers at Hotel Langis on Glaubenbergpass. — Nikon D70, AF-S 24-85mm, f=24mm, f/5, 190s at ISO 800, white balance tungsten, graduation curve adjusted, 6 February 2005

Zurich

Sunset:

Chämpt ravine 5:

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Purification plant Bäretswil: Purification plant Bäretswil

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Miscellaneous

Bee wax candle: A burning bee wax candle — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8, December 2005

Milk Drops: Milk drops into a glass of milk — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8, 1/500s, f/32, ISO 200, flash SB800, 13 September 2005

Milk Drops: Milk drops into a glass of milk — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8, 1/500s, f/32, ISO 200, flash SB800, 13 September 2005

Milk Drops: Milk drops into a glass of milk — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8, 1/500s, f/32, ISO 200, flash SB800, 13 September 2005

Water Whirl: If you get into this whirl you will never come out alive. Take at the hydroelectic power plant at Ems. Nikon D70, 1/1600 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, June 5, 2005 13:19:18

Water Drops: Water drops from a tap in my bathroom. I put a black paper in the back and flashed from the left side. — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm

Gummi Bears: Three gummy bears — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm, f/22, 2 April 2005

Water Drops: Quack quack quack ... A rubber duck in water drops — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm, 1/500s, f/22, flash SB-800 from left, 13 April 2005

Water Drops: Water drops from a tap in my bathroom. I put a black paper in the back and flashed from the left side. — Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm

Ticino

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Grisons

Chur 7: Somewhere in an alley in Chur. — Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 80-70mm 1:2.8 D, 9 July

Chur 8: Houses somewhere in Chur — Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 80-70mm 1:2.8 D, 9 July

Würth: The building of the company Würth at the Aspermontstreet in Chur. — Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1:1.8 D, f=32mm, f/11, 1/500s, ISO 200, Chur, Kanton Graubünden, 9 July 2005

Town Hall, Chur: The vaults of the town hall in Chur, the capital city of canton Grisons. — Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 80-70mm 1:2.8 D, 9 July 2005

Well: A well in the environment nearby Chur. — Nikon D70, April 2005

Lake Cresta: Nearby the small village Trin lies Lake Cresta. It's a mild winter and little snow coveres the shore. — Nikon Coolpix 5400, 16 January 2005

Icicles: Icicles over a small brooke nearby Lake Cresta. — Nikon Coolpix 5400, 16 January 2005

Snow Crystals: Macro picture of snow cristals nearby Lake Cresta. Testing the macro capabilities of the newly bought Nikon Coolpix 5400. 16 January 2005

The Sun

Sunset with Fata Morgana: The sun is touching the horizon and causing a mirage. Unfortunately the next image with the green flash was blurred. Nikon D70, AF-S 80-200mm, 2x teleconverter, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, October 2005

Strait of Gibraltar

Bottlenose Dolphin:

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin:

Freight Ship with Smoke:

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Pilot Whale:

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Freight Ship: One of the many freight ships in the Strait of Gibraltar. — Nikon F100, AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm 1:2.8, Fujichrome Provia 100F, Strait of Gibraltar, Tarifa, Spain, May 2005

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin:

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Warship:

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Pilot Whales:

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Pilot Whale Baby: A pilot whale baby jumping out of the water for breathing. — Nikon F100, AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm 1:2.8, Fujichrome Provia 100F, Tarifa, Spain, May 2005

Freight Ship:

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Katharina Heyer and FIRMM:

Seagulls:

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Tarifa, Spain

Mediterranean Sea Coast:

Castle:

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Fishermen:

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Market Hall:

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Barnacles:

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House:

Military Fort:

Main Square:

Anchor:

Fish Market:

Red Cross Packets:

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Coast :

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St. Gallen

Rapperswil: The small city Rapperswil with the dam in the dusk, circa 45 minutes after sunset. — Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1:2.8, Nikon D70, 20 s, F/16.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, May 24, 2005 21:53:44

Rapperswil Castle: The castle and harbour of Rapperswil shot from the dam, circa 40 minutes after sunset. In the background one can see the hill Bachtel with the tower on the top. Nikon D70, 15 s, F/16.0, 65 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, May 24, 2005 21:45:12

Egypt

Mosque: A mosque in the neighbourhood of our hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Looking beautiful rock formations while hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Sinai Desert: The Sinai desert close to the coloured canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Dusk: Dusk at the bay from Sharm el-Maya. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Elevator Tower: The elevator tower from the hotel Beach Albatros down to the beach. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Jeeps Sinai Desert: Jeeps in the Sinai desert causing dust trails in the wind. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. Was this the flaming speaking bush? — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Sunset: The sun is setting behind an arch. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Sharm at Night: Sharm el Sheik at night, causing a lot of light pollution. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. At some places is is that narrow that people with overweight problems will get stuck. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Acacia: An acacia (I presume) shot from the bottom against the sky. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: A bush in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Flight Glarus & Central Switzerland

Lake Klöntal: Unfortunately the entire canton Glarus was covered in thick clouds. No beam of sunlight could reach the winterly valleys. Because there were also no colour visible with the bare eye, I converted the following images to black and white completely. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Pilatus 2: The curved ridge of Mount Pilatus snaking away from the observer. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Restaurant Rigi Kulm Hotel: Turning above Rigi Kulm Hotel with some spectators. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rapperswil, Lützelau, Ufenau: The evening sun is transforming Lake Zurich into pure gold. Here one can see the two small islands Lützelau (left) and Ufenau (right). Rapperswil is on the left hand side of the image. In the background Mount Rigi with the prominent transmission tower. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Titlis 2: The wonderful ridge with steep walls of Mount Titlis with the telecommunication antennas on the prominent tower. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Pilatus 3: The summit station of Mount Pilatus with hotel and restaurant. On the left you'll see the tracks of the steepest cog railway worldwide. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Mountain summits in sunset light: The low winter sun is casting the mountain summits in a wonderful light. With the dark clouds above eastern Switzerland in the background there is a good contrast. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Winter Landscape: The light of the low winter sun casts long shadows on this winter landscape with freshly fallen snow. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Kulm 2: The summit of the queen of the mountains, Mount Rigi with the Rigi Kulm Hotel, the prominent transmission tower and the top station of the cog railway. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Lake Sihl: The village Einsiedeln (left hand side) with the narrow bridge to Willerzell crossing Lake Sihl. In the background Lake Zurich with the peninsula Au is visible. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Midlands with nuclear power plant: Lookout from the Swiss Alps towards the flat midlands of Switzerland. Very prominent is the cloud factory of Gösgen (aka nuclear power plant). — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Mürtschenstock: The colour is coming back when exiting the Glarus valley and looking beyond Mount Mürtschenstock towards the sunny Swiss midlands. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Hazy Winter Landscape: Slowly the landscape rises and forms the Swiss Alps. Haze lies upon the ground and is veils the winter landscape in backlight. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Lake Ägeri: The light of the setting sun is reflecting in some windows of the village Oberägeri and reflects again in Lake Ägeri. In the background is cloud factory Gösgen. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Great Mythen and Brunnen: The hut on the top of Mount Great Mythen, one of the most prominent mountains in the region around Schwyz. In the background lies Brunnen on the shore of Lake Lucerne. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Wetzikon Preyenstrasse: The district in Oberwetzikon with the Preyenstrasse. My parents, my sister and my two nephews lived here back in 2005. In 2017 everybody had to leave because the owner Wincasa decided to renovate all blocks and probably doubles the rents. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Slopes with Snow 2: Mountain ridges and slopes covered with snow somewhere in canton Obwalden. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Lake Sarnen: Twinkling in the sunlight lies Lake Sarnen with the village Sarnen in the foreground. In the background Lake Lungeren is visible. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Winter Landscape 3: Swiss landscape in winter. The fresh snow on the trees has already molten away. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Pilatus and Lucerne: Hotel Bellevue on top of Mount Pilatus with telecommunication antennas on the tip of Mount Pilatus. In the background lies Lake Lucerne and the city of Lucerne with the train station and the culture center KKL. On the upper right corner is Lake Zug. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Above the mountains: That's how flying above the Swiss Mountains in a small airplane looks like. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Scheidegg 2: These houses on Mount Rigi Scheidegg must have a wonderful sight of the setting sun in this winter. The lake in the background is Lake Zug. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Firn 2: Another small glacier firn on a mountainside of Mount Glärnisch in Klön valley. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Slopes with Snow 1: Mountain slopes covered with snow somewhere in canton Obwalden. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Pilatus 1: Mount Pilatus is the local landmark mountain of the city of Lucerne. It is visible in the front with all the buildings on it. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Stream with obstructions: A small stream on the side of Mount Glärnisch. Many steps and obstructions made of concrete should prevent landslides. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Kulm: The summit of Mount Rigi (aka Rigi Kulm) with the promient transmission tower. In winter time Rigi is a nice skiing and sledging site. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Sunset Mood: Light plays in the evening mood with Mount Rigi Scheidegg and Mount Hochflue — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Titlis 1: The last beams of sunlights are reaching the glacier park on Mount Titlis. Clearly visible, the prominent tower on the top of the mountain. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Kulm 3: The transmission tower on top of Mount Rigi with the Rigi Kulm Hotel and Lake Lucerne in the background. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Lake Sempach with KKW Gösgen: Lake Sempach with the famous cloud factory KKW Gösgen, where all the clouds in canton Aargau and Solothurn are made. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Airport Triengen: Approaching the runway of airfield Triengen with Swiss Alps in the background. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Winter Landscape: Shortly after takeoff from Triengen air field there's this view on a nice winter landscape, covered in snow. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Linth Plains: The plains of the Linth channel and the highway. In the foreground one can see train station Ziegelbrücke. There's really no colour in the winter landscape, except for the blue sky in the background. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Scheidegg 1: The trees on Mount Rigi Scheidegg cast long shadows in the light of the winterly evening sun. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Einsiedeln: Also Lake Sihl is made of pure gold. The village here is Einsiedeln. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Firn 1: A small glacier firn on a mountainside of Mount Glärnisch in Klön valley. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Rigi-Scheidegg with Mythen: Twin peaks in central Switzerland. Mount Small Mythen (left) and Mount Great Mythen (right) are glowing in the light of the setting sun. The dark clouds of eastern Switzerland in the background are creating a wonderful contrast. Unfortunately the summit of the mountains are in shadow. The houses in the foreground are on Rigi Scheidegg. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Top station Titlis: The top station of the cable car of Mount Titlis is visible in the foreground. In the background the prominent telecommunication tower. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Zürcher Oberland, Lake Zurich: The Zurich highlands covered in snow with Lake Zurich in pure gold caused by the winterly evening sun. The two promient mountains in the background are Mount Rigi (left) and Mount Pilatus (right). — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Sisikon: The village Sisikon on the shore of Lake Lucerne lies on the border of canton Uri and canton Schwyz. The small stream Riemenstaldenbach flows into the lake here. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Sempach: The church of the village Sempach on Lake Sempach. Slowly we are heading back to airfield Triengen. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, polarization filter, 26 November 2005

Miscellaneous Aerial Photos

Lake Zug, Cham: This is Lake Zug with the village Cham. Layers of mist lie over the lake. The hill in the middle is Mount Root, behind it is Mount Pilatus. A few minutes later we were doing flight acrobatics over the lake. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, 28. Oktober 2005

Lake Zug: This is Lake Zug with the city Zug (famous low tax zone). Layers of mist lie over the lake. The hill on the left is called Zugerberg, behind that is Rossberg. A few minutes later we were doing flight acrobatics over the lake. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, 28. Oktober 2005

Aerial Photos Alps Valais

Swiss Alps: Another mountain of the Swiss Alps. Do you know its name? — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn summit: This is the summit of Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss in the mist: The light is fading and shines on the mist on the ground. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Gorner glacier: This is the Gorner glacier with the many crevasses. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Bernese Alps: Aerial view of the Bernese Alps. Which mountains do you see? — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Fog sea: Looking towards Italy. The city Aosta lies under the thick fog sea. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Station Schwarzsee: The cable car middle station at Lake Schwarzsee. The water doesn't look very clear. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Plaine Morte: That must be the high snow field "Plaine Morte" and Mount Wildstrubel on the left hand side. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn, Dent Blanche: These five mountains are Grand Cornier (right hand side), Dent Blanche (behind), Matterhorn (in the middle), Gabelhorn (in front of Matterhorn), in the center of the image is the Zinal glacier and on the left side Obergabelhorn (4063m). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Jungfrau Summit: The summit of Mount Virgin (Jungfrau) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Mountains of the Swiss Alps in canton Valais. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Foothills of the Alps: Somewhere between Napf and Thun. Someone has lit a fire. Maybe there's a barbecue. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: Mount Matterhorn with some clouds on the edge. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Niesen with Lake Thun: Looking towards Lake Thun. On the left is my mountain: Mount Niesen. On the right is Mount Morgenberghorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Wetterhorn: The summit of Mount Weather (Wetterhorn) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud on mountain summit: Mountain summit with a cloud. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sigriswilgrat: The mountain ridge Sigriswilgrat nearby Lake Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sunset: A pretty sunset while flying. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Foothills of the Alps: Aerial view across the foothills of the Swiss Alps. In the very back on the right hand side Lake Geneva is barely visible. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain summit above clouds: A mountain summit peeps out of a cloud cover. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lake Gerzen: This is Lake Gerzen in the pretty light of the setting sun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Laghi delle Cime Bianchee: Wow, this small crystal clear lake must be great for diving. But the water might be a bit cold. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Niesen: The mountain named after me, nearby Lake Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Alps with sunset: The Swiss Alps in the light of the setting sun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Pilot: The pilot and founder of Moonlight Air. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Pilot: The pilot and founder of Moonlight Air. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Scenic view of the Swiss Alps with mountains in the mist. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: The white pyramid on the left hand side is Mount Obergabelhorn and on the right hand side Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mystery Park, Interlaken: Interlaken with air field and the Mystery Park of Erich von Däniken, which is now called Jungfrau Park which is more a playground than all about mysteries of the ancient world. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloudy Alps: Mountains inmidst clouds in canton Valais. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: The famous Mount Matterhorn. We had luck and it was not covered in clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Bernese Alps: Another view of the Bernese Alps. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Stockhorn and Gantrisch: That could possibly be Mount Stockhorn with Lake Stocken. Mount Gantrisch is barely visible in the background. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Wildhorn: This is Mount Wildhorn with the small Lake Iffig. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sion with airport: The Rhône valley in Valais with the airport of Sion. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Alps with clouds: Clouds above the mountains of the Swiss Alps. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: Mount Matterhorn in back light with clouds. Looks a bit like a giant lemon squeezer. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Jungfrau Summit: The summit of Mount Virgin (Jungfrau) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Rockwell Commander at Bern Belp: Our airplane, the Rockwell Commander 114B of Moonlight Air at stopover in airport Bern-Belp. The pilot is writing the logbook. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain: Another mountain with clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud on mountain summit: Another mountain summit with a cloud glued to it. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Napf area: Aerial view on the beautiful Napf area with the green hills and forests. It looks like there are Hobbits dwelling. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Airport Bern Belp: Takeoff from airport Bern-Belp with the Swiss Alps in the background with the prominent mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Zinalrothorn: Flying over the ridge of Mount Zinalrothorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud formations: Cloud formations with altocumulus. In the background the Jura massif is visible. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Gantrisch: I presume that's again Mount Gantrisch. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sunset: A pretty sunset while flying. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Plaine Morte: Again the snow covered high plateau "Plaine Morte". — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Colorful autumn forest: Flying over an autumn forest with pretty colorful leaves. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lac de Moiry: This reservoir is called "Lac de Moiry" and lies nearby the village Grimentz (Val d'Anniviers). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Ski slope: The top station of a ski lift. There's nobody on the ski slope. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Some mountain in Swiss Alps looking out of the clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Findeln glacier: The Findeln glacier with moraines. On top from the center of the image, left to right: Rimpfischhorn (4199m) and Strahlhorn (4190m). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun: Lake Thun and city of Thun. The river Aare exits the lake here and flows through the capital city Bern towards Lake Biel. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn summit: Flying around the summit of Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Dufourspitze: Mount Difourspitze nearby Zermatt. Left of it in the sunlight you see the Northend. On the right hand side: Lyskamm, Vincentpyramid, Schwarzhorn, Ludwigshöhe and Parrotspitze. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun with Aare: The city of Thun with the river Aare. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Stalden: The village Stalden in canton Valais. The bridge on the front is the Merju Bridge, behind is the Illas Bridge. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lake Amsolding: Nearby the city of Thun there are Lake Amsolding (on the left) and Lake Übeschi (on the right). The village in the lower part of the image is Amsoldingen. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain: Summit of a small mountain, of which I don't know its name. Maybe its Mount Turnen and in the background maybe Weissenburg in Simmen valley. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun: Approaching airport Bern-Belp for a stopover. View across Lake Thun with Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Erosion formations: Formations of erosion near Mount Wildhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

El Hierro, Canary Islands

Lava Field:

Trees in the Mist:

Valverde:

Lava Field:

Moon Crescent:

La Restinga:

Dragonfly:

Valverde :

Valverde:

Lava Field:

Valverde Church:

Forest in the Mist:

Fog Line:

Promenade La Restinga:

Volcanic Cone:

Valverde Street:

Waves around Rocks:

La Restinga Harbour:

Forest in the Mist:

Church at Frontera:

Trees in the Mist:

La Restinga:

Moon Crescent and Boat:

Sunset:

Forest in the Mist:

Crane Scoop:

El Golfo:

La Restinga:

Sunset:

Volcanic Cone:

Milky Way and Venus:

Valverde:

Lava Field:

La Restinga:

La Restinga:

Optimist Regatta on Lake Pfäffikon

Skipper D: Big smile. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper P: My nephew can't wait to start with the race. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper P: Fooling around on the boat. Hope it won't flip over. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper D: My nephew can't wait to start with the race. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Briefing: Race briefing with the team leader before the start. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper D: Hurry, let me out. I have to go to the toilet. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Girl: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Boy: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Briefing: Race briefing with the team leader before the start. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Return: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper P: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. Oh no, skipper P is the last one. I would have made the same expression. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Sailing Boats: The sailing boats have started the regatta. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper T and Skipper D: The two cousins T and D are meeting. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

S with Skipper D: My sister with her son. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Boy: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. Those parents had enough money for a dry suit. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Braking: The sailing boats are returning from the regatta. Is the ship leaking or is this a braking maneuver? — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper D: Skipper D is returning from the regatta. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Skipper D: Sails are set and skipper D is leaving the harbour. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Oops!: Emmm, wrong side. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Auslikon, August 27, 2005

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Beat: My buddy was pretty happy after this final dive with mantas. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:14:00

Manta: Another manta is soaring over the reef. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:35:31

Fish Soup: A swarm of small glassfish. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.6, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:13:38

Manta: Two mantas are swimming over the reef. Unfortunately too far away for my fisheye lens. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 09:02:28

Black Manta: A black manta soaring in back light over the reef. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:57:30

Manta: The black manta shortly after it came closest. I was so in awe that I forgot to take a picture when it was just half a meter away. Maybe next time. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.6, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:54:06

Black Manta: A black manta is getting closer. Unfortunately the visibility wasn't that great so I had to enhance the contrast in this image. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:53:50

Black Manta: A black manta with pilot fish is soaring over the reef and circling around us two strange bubbles and noise making neoprene fish. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.6, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:53:45

Black Manta with Beat: A black manta accompanied by yellow pilot fish is gliding over the reef. As you can see, the current is pretty strong. One has to hold with one hand and the bubbles are blown away. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.6, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:47:41

Manta with Remora: Finally, they came. A manta stingray with a remora suck underneath is gliding over the reef. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:45:46

Reef with Current: Yes, there is a strong current. Next time I probably take a reef hook with me. But when there is current there should be big fish. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.6, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:29:26

Coral Reef: Underwater reefscape with big snail in the foreground. Dive site Manta Ridge nearby Mansuar island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.5, 24 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 08:20:56

Pipefish: A pipefish swimming between sea squirts. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.6, 10.3 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 15:50:39

Headshield Slugs: Two headshield slugs (lat. Chelidonura amoena) chasing each other through the reef. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.4, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 15:46:15

Razorfish: A swarm of razorfish is imitating seagrass. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.2, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 15:34:53

Flatworm: This is a blue flatworm. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 8.7 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 15:17:52

Nudibranch: Another two nudibranches having underwatersex. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 8.7 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 15:11:44

Nudibranch: Two nudibranches (lat. Chromodoris dianae) side by side. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 8.7 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 08:49:13

Seasnake: The seasnake is the most venomous snakes of the world. Fortunately its teeth are very small and it is not aggressive at all. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.7, 15.6 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 08:31:53

Seastar: This pretty coloured seastar is sitting on a gold-mouth sea squirt (lat. Polycarpa aurata). Maybe it is trying to digest it or it is just coincidence. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 16:04:13

Triplespot blenny: A triplespot blenny (lat. Crossosalarias macrospilus) is looking out of its favourite hiding place. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 16:02:26

Coral Reeef: A coral reef on top of an overhang. Divers are underneath and air goes through the porous rock. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:55:16

Pygmy Seahorse: A pygmy seahorse sitting on the branches of a gorgony. Unfortunately it also is looking away from the camera. I didn't have enough bottom time left for taking a better picture. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.0, 8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:45:50

Pygmy Seahorse: Unfortunately the head of this pygmy seahorse is in the shadow and it looks away from the camera. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.0, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:42:05

Harlequin Ghost Pipefish: A ornate ghost pipefish or harlequin ghost pipefish (lat. Solenostomus paradoxus) is swimming in front of a gorgony. The wite twigs on the bottom are from a feather seastar. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 11.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:26:23

False Cleaning Wrasse: A false cleaning wrasse looking out of its hole for the next victim. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:16:58

Lionfish: A lionfish with antennas and german emperor Wilhelm I. beard. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.8, 16.7 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:12:36

Pipefish: A brown striped pipefish (lat. Corythoichtys amplex). Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 15:03:02

Sepia: A sepia well carmouflaged. It can instantly copy the colour and texture of the underground. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 11.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 11:37:47

Mantis Shrimp: A mantis shrimp is looking out of its hiding place underneath a tree trunk. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.1, 11.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 11:31:53

Mantis Shrimp: A mantis shrimp is finally coming out of its hole. I was probably waiting a quarter hour for taking this picture. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.6, 13.5 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 11:23:01

Sea Slug: A pretty dorid nudibranch (lat. Chromodoris kuniei). Strobe light is from back to front. With that underwater housing and strobe I couldn't place it close enough to the port for that short distance required for macro photography with the Nikon Coolpix 5400. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.3, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:47:30

Lionfish: A small lionfish sitting on a barrel sponge. I probably should have repositioned the strobe and shot another picture or tried another angle, because the head is partially in shadow. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.3, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:41:02

Wart Slug: This little nudibranch is a wart slug (lat. (Phylidiella rudmani). Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.9, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:38:36

Lobster: A big lobster accompanied by some cleaning shrimps is hiding in a crevice underneath a coral block. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 8.7 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:24:40

Coral Goby: A small coral goby is sitting on top of a coral. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.2, 8.7 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:22:46

Lionfish: A small lionfish is trying to hide on a sponge. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.5, 8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:16:18

Partner Shrimps: Two parter shrimps (lat. Periclimenes colemani) are riding on a fire urchin (lat. Asthenosoma varium). The bigger one is the female. This picture is a crop because the macro capabilities of the Coolpix 5400 are limited to wideangle. One had to glue something on the glass port for shortest focust. Dive site Dinding Selatan nearby Sel Pelee island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 8 mm, ISO 50, Monday, March 21, 2005 08:12:46

Emperorfish: A pretty and colourful emperorfish. They don't like getting photographed. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.9, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 16:00:19

Mappa Pufferfish: A mappa pufferfish (lat. Arothron mappa) at a cleaning station. I wanted to take a picture of the cleaning wrasse doing its job, but didn't have time because the buddy didn't wait. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 16.7 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 15:50:05

Anchovis: Where's my pizza? A swarm full of Anchovis. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/3.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 15:36:12

Fischlouse: Ouch! This fish must probably have a headache. Two fishlice are sucking blood out of that poor fish. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.9, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 15:24:49

Barracuda: Unfortunately just in that moment the battery of my Subtronic flash was empty again, so I couldn't flash this old Barracuda. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/3.8, 7.2 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:01:57

Rain from below: This is how tropical rain looks from below the surface of the sea. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/179 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:52:58

Clown triggerfish: A leopard or clown triggerfish on the ground. My strobe was a bit too strong so that the white sand is overexposed. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:29:16

Glassfish: A swarm of tiny glassfishes hovering above a horn coral, ready for instantly hiding between the branches. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.4, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:23:42

Yellow Banded Lipfish: A yellow banded lipfish hovering over a coral. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.4, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:20:59

Sand Perch: A sand perch sitting on its favourite ground: sand. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.6, 13.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:18:53

Flatworm: Another nicely coloured flatworm. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.6, 10.3 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:16:14

Trumpetfish: A trumpetfish between stone corals. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:39:23

Giant Trigggerfish: This giant triggerfish (lat. Balistoides viridescens) is searching for food. They have a strong jaw and can even break stones. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.4, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:35:27

Elongate surgeonfishes: A swarm of elongate surgenofishes (lat. Acanthurus mata). Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.2, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:32:26

Elongate surgeonfishes: A swarm of elongate surgenofishes (lat. Acanthurus mata). Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:24:02

Elongate surgeonfishes: A group of elongate surgenofishes (lat. Acanthurus mata) feeding off horn corals. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.1, 11.8 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:21:06

Fusiliers: A swarm of blue fusiliers with yellow fins. Dive site Batu Burung nearby Jef Fam island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:12:01

Clownfish: Foto shooting of Nemo's family in an anemone.Dive site Alibaba nearby Mesemta island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/8.0, 11.8 mm, ISO 50, Friday, March 18, 2005 16:06:45

Sea Slug: This nudibranch belongs to the class of Aeolidia, probably to the family of Flabellinidae, but I haven't found the proper name yet. Maybe blue dragon sea slug. Dive site Alibaba nearby Mesemta island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.4, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Friday, March 18, 2005 15:29:27

Flatworm: A nicely coloured flat worm with a small fish. Sometimes they are mistaken as a nudibranch, but flatworms don't have gills. Dive site Alibaba nearby Mesemta island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.9, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Friday, March 18, 2005 15:25:11

Whip Coral: A spiral shaped whip coral how one encounters it from time to time at steep cliffs. Dive site Alibaba nearby Mesemta island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.9, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Friday, March 18, 2005 15:19:40

Lobster: A big lobster is hiding in a crevice. Some like these animals rather on a plate with dip sauce, but I prefer taking pictures. Dive site Alibaba nearby Mesemta island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.7, 17.8 mm, ISO 50, Friday, March 18, 2005 15:11:46

Spotted Hawkfish: A spotted hawkfish (lat. Cirrhitichthys aprinus) is sitting on the branches of a gorgony. Can you spot the pygmy seahores beside it? Unfortunately, there is none. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.7, 17.8 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 15:48:14

Pufferfish: A map pufferfish (lat. Arothron mappa) gets cleaned by a cleaning wrasse. The cleaning stations are usually a good place for taking pictures, because the need to get cleaned is mostly bigger than the need to swim away from the camera. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 6.5 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 15:37:40

Coral Hind: The colal hinds (lat. Cephalopholis miniata) are very shy in this region. One just has to think "Oh, picture" and they just swim away as fast as possible. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.1, 10.3 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 15:33:59

Lionfish 1: A lionfish swimming nicely with blue background and not turning its back towards the camera like all its other companions. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 6.5 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 15:31:13

Oriental Sweetlip: A pretty drawn oriental sweetlip. Dive site Femine Timor nearby Femin island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:20:54

Softcoral and Feather Seastar: A purple softcoral and a yellow feather seastar are stitting on top of another coral. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.2, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 09:02:06

Damselfishes: These are probably some damselfishes hiding between the branches of a horncoral. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.3, 16.7 mm, ISO 50, Thursday, March 17, 2005 08:56:51

Boring Clam: A pretty blue boring clam (lat. Tridacna crocea) in shallow water. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/6.2, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 16:06:27

Willan's Sea Slug: A pretty Willan's Sea Slug (lat. Chromodoris Willani) is creeping across a sponge. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.4, 9.5 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 15:50:54

Dwarf Hawkfish: Another dwarf hawkfish (lat. Cirrhitichtys falco) which is sitting on a coral twig. This time with no plankton photobombing, but I like the previous picture much better. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.8, 16.7 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 15:24:27

Dwarf Hawkfish: A dwarf hawkfish (lat. Cirrhitichtys falco) is sitting on a coral. Unfortunateyl this picture is photobombed by a piece of floating plankton in front of the camera. There was no chance for a second picture. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.3, 17.8 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 15:21:45

Coral Goby: A small coral goby (lat. Bryaniops loki) is sitting on a coral branch. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.9, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 15:17:54

Skunk anemone fish: An anemone with a skunk anemone fish. Good that I was wearing a mask. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/164 s, F/6.6, 12.6 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:59:25

Barracudas: A swarm of striped barracudas. Unfortunately the external strobe was empty (again) in just that moment. That's why there are no colours. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:23:13

Pennant fish: A swarm of pennant fish (Heniochus intermedius) — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/4.9, 8 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:19:04

Neon nudibranch: A neon nudibranch (Nembrotha rutilans) — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 08:48:37

Partner shrimp: A Tosa partner shrimp (Periclimenes tosaensis) on an anemone, guarded by excited clownfish. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.0, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 08:21:15

Red toot trigger fish: A red tooth triggerfish (Odonis niger) and a cleaning wrasse. That's why it disappeared instantly in his hole when I came with my camera. — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.9, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 08:18:15

Emperor angelfish: Front view of an emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) — Fiabajet Barat, Fiabajet, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 16, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.6, 13.5 mm, ISO 50, Wednesday, March 16, 2005 08:15:46

Barrel sponge: Underwater reef landscape with a barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria). — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/58 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 16:05:07

Tube sponges: Underwater reef landscape with tube sponges — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/90 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:59:47

Stone coral: Just a stone coral in a bed of horn corals in shallow water. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/91 s, F/5.8, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:49:08

Underwater scene: Underwater reef scene with overhang — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/61 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:27:45

Pygmy seahorse paparazzi: Photographers hunting for pygmy seahorses. Will these tiny seahorses soon wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the many flashes and lamps? — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/61 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:26:33

Pygmy seahorse paparazzi: Photographers hunting for poor pygmy seahorses. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/61 s, F/7.3, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:24:26

Horn corals: Horn corals and a swarm fish beneath the water surface. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Fischaugen-Vorsatz, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/81 s, F/5.2, 24 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 15:17:53

Pygmy Seahorse: A pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus Bargibanti). Because the poor animal has been flashed a houndred times before I only made one photo. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/157 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:25:42

Fern: Some kind of fern in a coral reef — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/119 s, F/4.4, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:20:11

Coral reef: Underwater reef scene with table corals and fish. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/127 s, F/4.4, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:19:20

Table coral: An underwater reef scene with a table coral — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/180 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:17:58

Coral reef: Reeftop with fish — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/256 s, F/6.3, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:16:43

Coral trees: A little coral tree, a stone coral, a horn coral and a sea squirt. Nothing special but looks nice. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/126 s, F/5.6, 11.1 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:09:51

Three clownfish: Three orange clownfish with three white stripes are swimming very nervously in their anemone. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan Island, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:55:38

Bumphead bat fish: Two bumphead batfish — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan Island, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/41 s, F/4.4, 8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:51:06

Coral reef: Table corals on a dropoff. — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan Island, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:40:33

Swarm glass fish: A swarm of glass fishes in a coral reef — Dunia Kecil, Wajil Batan Island, Rajat Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:23:25

Dive up: At the end of the dive one climbs up into the Zodiac. — Jamur, Wajil Batan, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, March 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/244 s, F/6.3, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 01:16:11

Spiral Tubeworms: A stone coral with spiral tube worms and sea squirts — Jamur, Wajil Batan, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 01:04:35

Anemone fish: Two clownfish in an anemone — Jamur, Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:55:10

Giant Clam: A giant clam shell that has grown together with the coral underground. Some believe that when you step with your foot into that shell, it closes and you'll never get out and drown. That's why it is sometimes called killer clam (Mördermuschel) in german. Dive site Jamur, Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.9, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:53:34

Soft corals: Some soft corals — Jamur, Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:44:35

Leather coral: A mushroom leather coral — dive site Jamur, Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Subtronic Mini strobe, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:39:37

Gorgony: The red branches of a gorgony white polyps. In the background the blue ocean. Dive site Jamur at Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/3.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:23:01

Soft coral: A soft coral on a hard coral. — dive site Jamur at Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Subtronic Mini strobe, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 14.5 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:19:37

Zodiac down under: The dive begins. Looking back to the Zodiac. — dive site Jamur at Wajil Batan Island, Raja Empat, Indonesia, Nikon Coolpix 5400, Subtronic Mini strobe, march 15, 2005. Nikon E5400, 1/138 s, F/5.0, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 00:13:24

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