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Storm clouds: Clouds of a heavy storm that passed by Ybrig. — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Oberiberg/SZ, July 2009. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 19:48:17

Rainbow: A rainbow — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Brugg/AG, July 2009. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 800, Friday, July 24, 2009 19:53:42

Glory with airplane shadow: The shadow of the airplane on a layer of clouds. The colorful glory around the shadow is cased by the diffraction of light in small water drops, similar to a rainbow. I've enhanced saturation and contrast a bit to make te colours more distinct. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:10:59

Aargau

Swan: Illuminated by the light of the setting sun, a swan is swimming on the reservoir near Klingnau. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/11.0, 400 mm, ISO 800, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 20:05:10

Stars

Mirasteilas Falera 2009: Star trails above the observing site Chinginas nearby the Mirasteilas Observatory in Falera. This picture is a combination of 74 single exposures with 25 seconds exposure time and an interval of 30 seconds. Sensor sensitivity set to ISO 3200. Colour temperature set to 3200 Kelvin. Section of a timelapse movie consisting 414 single images. Nikon D3, 25 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Friday, September 18, 2009 22:36:09

Starparty Gurnigel 2009: Star trails above the tank shooting place on Gurnigel during a star party. It's a composite of 100 pictures with 25 seconds exposure time and an interval of 30 seconds. Sensor sensitivity set to ISO 6400. Color temperature 3200 Kelvin. Total of 272 images were used to create a timelapse. The sensitivity is too high and the sensor noise too strong. Nikon D3, 25 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 6400, Sunday, August 23, 2009 00:25:14

Circumpolar Stars: This picture of circumpolar stars is made of 112 single exposures of 30 seconds each with an interval of 40 seconds. ISO was set to 3200 and colour temperatore to 3200K. From the lower part a timelapse on YouTubewas created. I realized afterwards that there is no movie format for portrait mode. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/4.0, 19 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 00:37:05

Bern

Gantrisch: View from Schibespitz (2060 m above sea level) towards Mount Gantrisch (2175 m above sea level), Nünenflue (2102 m above sea level) and Chrummfadeflue with Gustispitz (2074 m above sea level). The mountain with the pointy summit on the far right side must be the Stockhorn (2190 m above sea level). It's a panorama mosaic created with the iPhone App AutoStich. Okay, the image quality is very poor.

Schibespitz: View from Schibespitz (2060 m above sea level) down to Morgete Pass. Even the cows were surprised. The have never seen people carrying a bike here. Apple iPhone, F/2.8, Sunday, August 23, 2009 15:16:32

Morgete Pass: Well earned view after pulling and carrying a mountain bicke 400 meters altitude difference. Standing on Morgete Pass (1959 m above sea level) and looking dow the Simmen Valley. The mountain in the foreground must be the Flörsch. The chalet on the lower right corner belongs to Alp Obriste Morgeten Apple iPhone, F/2.8, Sunday, August 23, 2009 14:03:29

Morgete Pass: That steep, narrow and rocky mountain path is nothing for me for biking. What am I doing here? :-) Apple iPhone, F/2.8, Sunday, August 23, 2009 13:57:28

Morgete Pass: Why do we carry up the mountain bikes to the Morgete Pass and mostly around Mount Gantrisch? Only short parts on this rocky small path were suitable for biking. :-) Apple iPhone, F/2.8, Sunday, August 23, 2009 13:55:37

Lake Gantrisch: The brown muddy water of Lake Gantrisch doesn't welcome for swimming or diving. Apple iPhone, F/2.8, Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:51:27

Miscellaneous

Calla: Macro shot of a calla flower, four times in different light — Nikon D200, Nikkor Micro AF-S VR 105mm 1:2.8, Blitz SB-800, 26. November 2009

Aare River

Crayfish and Diver: A small crayfish (Orsonectes limosus) and a big diver with flashlight in the background. After I zoomed out to take another picture, both were already gone. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 22 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 20:44:26

Small fishes: Small fishes and a strobe reflex in the upper left corner. Next time I have to position it further back. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 20:34:32

Pike and perch: The northern pike (Esox lucius) eye in eye with an european perch (Perca fuviatilis). Probably both were blinded by my light and the pike didn't see the perch. Or the pike was sleeping. At least it is possible to take pictures of a pike during night. At day they are usually too shy. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 20:23:51

Pike on algae: Yet another pike (Esox lucius) lying on a bunch of algae. Or is it the same as from the previous picture? I don't remember. Can you see the little fish in the background hiding from its predator? Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 20:20:08

Pike on sand: A northern pike (Esox lucius) laying on the sandy floor taking a nap until I woke it up with my camera flash. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/7.1, 22 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 20:18:58

Crayfish: A small crayfish (Orsonectes limosus) between lots of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Both species were introduced. The crayfish from North America and the zebra mussel from the Black Sea. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 20 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 19:49:24

Lake Zug

Pumpkinseed sunfish with mussels: A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) nibbling on zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:05:21

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: This is a pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:04:10

Pumpkinseed Sunfish : A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:03:12

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: The pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is a neozoen. It came from north america and in the 19th century it was first used as fish for garden ponds. It then rapidly conquered other waters. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 20:02:49

Mussels: The ground of Lake Zug is all covered with mussels which are continuously filtering water. This species here is the most common today and came originally from the Black Sea. Its a zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:53:01

Perch Portrait: This perch (Perca fluviatilis) looked in the camera for a portrait and disappeared right after this picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:52:02

Perch: A perch (Perca fluviatilis) in front of a ground covered by zebra mussels. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:45:34

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus). Due to the long distance and bad visibility the original picture had a very low contrast. I think the fins are not that blue in reality. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:43:57

Pumpkinseed Sunfish: A wonderful golden pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus). Unfortunately the water was not very clear and with a 105mm macro lens the distance was great and the contrast strongly reduced. Had to increase the contrast strongly in the picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:43:23

European Perch: A european perch (Perca fluviatilis) in front of a pole. These species can be seen on almost every dive. Mostly it are juveniles. Adults can live up to 22 years and grow up to 50-70cm in length. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:42:30

American Crayfish: The american crayfishs (Orconectes limisosus) was introduced in the local waters and almost replaced the local species. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:39:29

Ruffe: This eurasian ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) doesn't look very healthy. It was lying on the ground and didn't move. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:29:38

Burbot 4: Typical for a burbot (Lota lota) is a tentacle under its mouth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:27:31

Burbot 3: Yet another portrait of a burbot (Lota lota). During summer time they are always in the deep water (30m and below) because they like it cold. During winter time they come to the shallower waters. I like the pattern on these fish. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:23:02

Burbot 2: Portrait of a burbot (Lota lota) at a depth of about 30m. One of my first tryouts with the 105mm macro lens. Not easy while diving in drysuit and a equivalent focal length of 195mm. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 2.0/105mm, Lake Zug, Strick, 2 July 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, July 2, 2009 19:20:29

Flex 3: Flex hunting for fish in dull water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 13 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:58:55

Flex 2: Flex hunting for fish in dull water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 14 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:40:27

Burbot under Tree: A burbot (Lota lota) at about 24m depth trying to hide below a trunk. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:31:24

Flex 1: Flex diving into the green water. The lake should be clear then but there was a group of OWD beginners before digging in the dirt. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Immensee Baumgärtli, Lake Zug, 21 June 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 20 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:24:02

Schwyz

Spiders: Two spiders hunting each otehr. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/32.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 1, 2009 13:18:16

Spider: A spider wrapping a fly. If you need a fly for taking a picture, it's hard to find one. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/32.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 1, 2009 13:06:42

Spider: A spider waiting for bait. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/29.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 1, 2009 12:18:22

Schwyz: Walking around in the capital village of canton Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 22 mm, ISO 200, Friday, July 31, 2009 14:10:54

Schwyz: Walking around in the capital village of canton Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 35 mm, ISO 200, Friday, July 31, 2009 14:06:35

Schwyz: Walking around in the capital village of canton Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Friday, July 31, 2009 13:57:21

Schwyz: Walking around in the capital village of canton Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/7.1, 17 mm, ISO 200, Friday, July 31, 2009 13:49:12

Schwyz: Walking around in the capital village of canton Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 24 mm, ISO 200, Friday, July 31, 2009 13:44:09

Great Mythen: The helicopter landing site on the summit of Mount Great Mythen. The chalet was opened in 1864 after four years building time. Helicopters weren't invented that time. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/10.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:40:13

Great Mythen: On the summit of Mount Great Mythen lies the Restaurant Grosser Mythen with a unique 306° panoramic view of the swiss alps. Here's a picture of it while I was flying in an airplane. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/10.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:37:00

View from Great Mythen: What a great view from the summit of Mount Great Mythen. Lake Lucerne, Lake Lauerz, Brunnen and Schwyz. Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:36:00

Summit Cross Great Mythen: Getting closer. The cross on the summit of Mount Great Mythen. But what do mountains have to do with a roman torture instrument? Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/8.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:29:59

Little Mythen: And again the two rocky summits of Little Mythen. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 25 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:28:03

Great Mythen: Almost there. The restaurant is within reach. My well earned Rivella is just a few meters away. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:26:57

Little Mythen: The Little Mythen with some flowers in the foreground. There are many pretty butterflies flying around. I should have take my macro lens with me. I deliberatly paused very often — for taking pictures and hiding my poor condition. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/14.0, 19 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:21:37

Great Mythen: The path up to Mount Great Mythen is very easy. But you need at least a good condition and good shoes. The view from the summit is just phenomenal. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:16:57

Great Mythen: Walking up Mount Great Mythen. View towards Holzegg with the restaurant. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:15:52

Great Mythen: The little brother of Mount Great Mythen is called "Little Mythen". Although it has less eight, it's more difficult and only for climbers. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 13:08:04

Muota Valley: View towards Muota Valley while walking up Mount Great Mythen. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:13:14

Great Mythen: Walking up Mount Great Mythen. View towards Holzegg with the restaurant. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:06:25

Great Mythen: Walking up Mount Great Mythen and enjoying the great view. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 35 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:06:06

Great Mythen: Walking up Mount Great Mythen and enjoying the great view. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:05:29

Great Mythen: Walking up the Great Mythen. View towards Holzegg with the restaurant. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:00:49

Alptal: View from the foot of Mount Great Mythen towards Alptal and Einsiedeln. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 17 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 12:00:25

Rotenfluh: View from the foot of Mount Great Mythen towards Rotenfluh and the Muota Valley. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 22 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 27, 2009 11:59:08

Great Schijen: The shadows are rising up the valley and the big rock "Great Schijen" is glowing in the light of the setting sun. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, July 26, 2009 20:25:04

Austria

Salzach River in Salzburg: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 17:02:50

Mirabelle Garden Salzburg: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 16:51:43

Salzburg Mozard Bowl: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:59:44

Cathedral Salzburg: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:53:26

Franciscian Monastery Salzburg: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:45:12

Fortress Hohensalzburg: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:39:51

Fortress Hohensalzburg: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:35:27

Salzburg Fortification Wall: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:26:08

Salzach River: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:15:11

Salzburg Oldtown: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 14:14:42

Zug

Zug City: Lakeside promenade at Zug. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 17:14:46

Zug City: Lakeside promenade at Zug. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 22 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 17:04:20

Zug City: Lakeside promenade at Zug. Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 30 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 16:45:09

Zug City: Lakeside promenade at Zug. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 15:27:53

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:47:03

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:45:32

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:44:33

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 26 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:41:12

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/8 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:38:28

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:36:33

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 26 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:36:02

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:34:23

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:30:16

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 6400, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:28:27

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:25:59

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:24:54

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:18:35

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:17:58

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 32 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:16:39

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:15:49

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:15:27

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:13:02

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:11:31

Höllgrotten Cave: Inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:09:26

Höllgrotten Cave: Stalaktites inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:07:52

Höllgrotten Cave: Stalaktites inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 3200, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:06:07

Höllgrotten Cave: Stalaktites inside the cave Höllgrotten nearby Baar. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 30 mm, ISO 1600, Thursday, July 30, 2009 14:05:07

Lake Lucerne

Rudd: This is probably a common roach (Rutilus rutilus). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:56:30

Perch: An old perch (Perca fluviatilis) is taking a nap on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:48:01

Perch: Young perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a seagrass meadow. Unfortunately the eyes are not in the focus plane and are slightly unsharp. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:40:30

Perch: Young perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9. September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:34:06

Pike: Portrait of a young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:30:34

Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius) is taking a nap in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:29:24

Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:16:09

Pike: A young pike (Esox lucius) is hiding in a seagrass meadow in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm, General Guisan Quai, Stansstad, Lake Lucerne, 9 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 19:14:52

Longear-Divers: Two specimen of the very rare longear-divers, one with blue, the other with yellow ears. Some say the are related to the Gungans. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:20:06

Mountain Diving: Diving in the mountains. Acording to PADI the Lake Lucerne is already a mountain lake (above 300m sea level). A nice half-half picture with dive buddy Mischa and the mountains Rigi Scheidegg, Hochfluh and Greath Mythen in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:13:46

Seagrass Meadow: Diving in the seagrass meadow, hunting for the shy pike (Esox lucius). — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:03:51

Perch Swarm: A swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) playing in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 6, 2009 14:00:51

Perch Swarm: A swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) playing in a seagrass meadow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:57:50

Pike: Hunting shy pikes (Esox lucius) with a fisheye lens os not a good idea. This one is young and abouth 30cm in length. It was not so far away but still looks very tiny. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:54:03

Perch in spotlight: A perch (Perca fluviatilis) in spotlight. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 13:39:56

Same tree from beneath: Same tree as in the previous picture. But this time a little bit deeper and with the sun glowing through the branches. Creates this nice light beams. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:34:33

Tree from beneath: A tree from beneath the water surface. The sun is right behind the tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:33:54

Split view with diver: Split view picture with diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:32:04

Lighting up a perch: Diver lighting up a perch (Perca fluviatilis) with his diving lamp. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:08:27

Belt conveyor 2: Be careful when diving through this sunken belt conveyor. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:54:28

Belt conveyor 1: Remnants of the sunken belt conveyor which was used to build the Seelisberg tunnel. It's located at a depth of 7 to 18 meters. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:44:04

Bad visibility: This is diving when the visibility is okay to bad. Pointing the lamp towards the camera causes a patch of colour in the usual black/green pictures. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:42:47

Garden dwarf: The garden dwarf from Tauchclub Obwalden wishes "good air". It's located at about 18m depth, right side of entry point. The picture would have been better without the disturbing light of the divers in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Rütenen/Beckenried, Lake Lucerne, 6 September 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:36:28

Diver: Diver close under the water line. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:50:30

Diver Down Under: Diver Down Under. Some divers start acting crazy when the diving site is boring. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:49:22

Two Divers: Two divers in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:48:51

Perches on the Ground: Perches (Perca fluviatilis) on the ground, captured by a fish eye lens. The optical disortion looks funny, like a giant rock bowl under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:42:00

Diver with Flex Disc: A diver has found a flex disc under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:40:12

Perch swarm: A nice swarm of perches (Perca fluviatilis) in shallow water. They are most common in Swiss lakes. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:34:47

Buoyancy: Buoyancy excercise: At the left entrance someone has placed a square made of platic pipes where one can swim through. Unfortunately the water was quite hazy there. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 14:13:03

Diver: Diver at about 3m depth. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:58:49

Perches in Sunlight: Perches (Perca fluviatilis) are playing with the light beams in the shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:56:44

Perches in Branches: Young perches (Perca fluviatilis) are playing in the branches of a sunken tree. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:56:14

Young Perches: A small swarm of young perches (Perca fluviatilis) in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:54:57

Pumpkin: A lonely pumpkin is a mute witness from a past halloween dive. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:51:32

Tree: A sunken tree in shallow water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:49:39

Swimmer: Three swimmer are playing in the twilight under the trees on the shore. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:47:03

Shark: A shark made of an old air tank. It is located at about 11m depth close to the left entrance at dive site Riedsort. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:37:49

Two Techdiver: Two techdiver with total 12 tanks are exercising. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/46 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:29:48

Two Techdiver: Two techdiver exercising. Each one has a double tank on it's back. tree stage tanks and a small argon tank for their dry suit. Impressive, but too much for me and my back. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:27:55

Diver with Lamp: Duver Steffi with lamp at 30m depth in green water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm DX Fisheye, Riedsort, Lake Lucerne, 16 August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:26:09

Maggia

Shallow water: Shallow water with a group of little fish. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:44:11

Under rocks: Light and shadow under the rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:41:55

Underneath waterfall: Underneath the waterfall — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:36:33

Underneath waterfall: Underneath the waterfall — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:35:34

Underneath waterfall: Underneath the waterfall — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:33:31

Pipe: The pipe from the hydroelectric power station — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:27:46

Fish: A group of fish — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:24:59

Rock pillar: Rock pillar in the river — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:11:55

Sunlight: Beams of sunlight in the river Maggia — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:09:33

Rock: A rock in the river Maggia — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:06:48

Canyon: Rock canyon — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 16:00:06

Fish: A group of fish — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:54:21

Split view: Split view image with diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:48:15

Split view: Split view image with diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:47:27

Diver: Diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:46:12

People on rock: People standing on a rook, looking at the diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:44:25

Diver and chub: A diver (homo scubalis) looking at an european chub (Squalius cephalus) — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:36:41

Rocks in sunlight: Rocks in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:35:21

Underneath rocks: Underneath rocks — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:33:09

Diver in sunlight: Diver in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:31:03

Rock formations: Rock formations — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:28:33

Jumper on rock: A jumper on the rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:21:47

Rocks and trunk: Rocks and a trunk in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:11:46

Pipe: The pipe from the hydroelectric power station — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:10:07

Rocks in sunlight: Rocks in sunlight — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:08:27

Danger: Pericolo! Gefahr! Danger! — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Maggia, Sandbank Tegna, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 15:07:00

Strait of Gibraltar

Splash: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 400, Friday, April 24, 2009 20:05:05

Jump in Evening Sun: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/10.0, 28 mm, ISO 400, Friday, April 24, 2009 20:05:00

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 200 mm, ISO 400, Friday, April 24, 2009 18:52:58

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 200 mm, ISO 400, Friday, April 24, 2009 18:52:57

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 200 mm, ISO 400, Friday, April 24, 2009 18:47:03

Pilot Whale Mother with Calf: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 18:45:42

Pilot Whale with Newborn: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 200 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:40:32

Newborn Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 200 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:40:32

Pilot Whales: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 165 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:39:16

Pilot Whales: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 165 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:39:15

Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 200 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:32:29

Striped Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 145 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:19:19

Striped Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 145 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:19:19

Striped Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.2, 80 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:16:47

Striped Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 120 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:06:13

Two Striped Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 80 mm, ISO 250, Friday, April 24, 2009 17:03:33

Two Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 34 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 16:17:13

Bottlenose Dolphin in Clear Water: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 15:44:17

Bottlenose Dolphin with Drops: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 15:10:58

Bottlenose Dolphin with Bubbles: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 15:10:58

Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 14:40:31

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 135 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 14:40:10

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 14:39:47

Bottlenose Dolphins Underwater: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.2, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 14:37:28

Back on Back: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 13:11:07

Back on Back: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 13:11:07

Bottlenose Dolphin with Bubbles: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 70 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 13:01:55

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:10:34

Bottlenose Dolphin Underwater: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:10:14

Smooth as Glass: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:09:44

Bottlenose Dolphin showing Belly: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:07:02

Tailflapping Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:06:36

Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:06:19

Back on Back: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 145 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:05:21

Pairswimming Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:05:19

Dolphin at the Bow: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:04:27

Tailflapping Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:03:23

Two Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:02:51

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 130 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:02:22

Two Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:00:18

Tailflapping Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 112 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:58:52

Pregnant Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:56:40

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:56:04

Good Hope Max: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:44:31

Good Hope Max: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:44:31

Good Hope Max: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:43:56

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 155 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 16:17:09

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 112 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 16:17:06

Injured Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:43:39

Two Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.2, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:21:21

Two Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:21:21

Pilot Whale with Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:10:19

Pilot Whales: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:09:25

Young Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:08:55

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 15:07:30

Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 14:15:56

Dolphin with Bubble Crown: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 14:15:31

Pilot Whales: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 130 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 14:06:03

Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 200 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 14:03:28

Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 165 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 14:03:21

Dolphin with Freight Ship: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:16:05

Bottlenose Dolphins: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:59:26

Grey in Grey: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 200 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:59:04

Mola Mola: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 14:52:08

Pilot Whale: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 155 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 14:49:34

Two Pilot Whales: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.5, 70 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 14:18:41

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/3.5, 70 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 14:10:47

Bottlenose Dolphin: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 12:54:50

Bottlenose Dolphin Fluke: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 80 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 12:50:53

Tarifa, Spain

Wind Wheels: Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/18.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, April 23, 2009 08:59:29

Surge: Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/5.6, 48 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 20:11:09

Tarifa and Moses Mountain: Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 62 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 20:09:50

El Santo: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 135 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 15:57:20

Atlantic Beach: Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/5.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 09:23:52

Almadraba: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 200 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 20, 2009 09:01:02

Tarifa Jet and Santo: Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:24:04

Santo and Fisherman: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:18:59

Kite Surfer: Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:10:29

Mediterranean Sea Bay: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 34 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:08:32

Fences on Beach: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 45 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:04:27

Sailing Boats: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, April 19, 2009 17:03:04

Kite Surfer: Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:40:34

Kite Surfer: Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:14:55

Kite Surfer: Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:14:54

Kite Surfer: Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:14:47

Ruins: Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, April 18, 2009 19:07:05

Gibraltar

Ferdinand's Battery: Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, April 23, 2009 12:37:03

City below Fog: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 28 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, April 23, 2009 12:24:45

Three Monkeys: Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/10.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:20:11

Climbing Monkey: Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 70 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:19:56

Full Monkey: Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/5.6, 200 mm, ISO 400, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:12:42

Tired Monkey: Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:08:37

Tree in the Mist: Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 45 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:06:33

Cloud forming Rock: Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/64.0, 800 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, April 23, 2009 09:54:26

Rock with Cloud: Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, April 23, 2009 09:37:54

Sabang, Philippines

Ghost Pipefish: Another ghost pipefish. Or was it the same that tried to hide in the arms of a feather seastar? Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:53:45

Christmastree Worm: A christmastree worm in a stone coral showing its blue gills. Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:45:34

Octopus: An octopus hiding in a hole and looking at the divers. It's fascinating how they can quickly change their form and skin structure to blend in with the background. Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:37:03

Pygmy Seahorse: A pygmy seahorse hiding in a gorgony at around 30 meters depth. It didn't want to look at the camera and I didn't have much time to take a picture, because there were some nasty koreans tapping on my shoulder. Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:29:29

Pygmy Seahorse: A pygmy seahorse hiding in a gorgony at around 30 meters depth. It didn't want to look at the camera and I didn't have much time to take a picture, because there were some nasty koreans tapping on my shoulder. Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:29:09

Ghost Pipefish: This ghost pipefish is tring to hide in the arms of a feather seastar. It's well hidden and one can compare it's small size. Dive #371: Bouldes, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 02:17:35

Hermit Crab: A hermit crab taking its anemones out for a walk. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:19:48

Moray Eel: A yellowhead moray eel snaking through the corals at night hunting for prey. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:16:56

Razorfish: During this night dive there were about hundred of razorfish. But unfortunately they alway broke up one one pointet a light into that direction for taking a picture. Swarm dynamics is something fascinating. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:14:06

House with Antenna: This hermit crab must have TV in its snail shell house. At least it has an antenna. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:05:04

Shrimp: A fresh shrimp, not fried and without cocktail sauce. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:57:46

Brittle Star: This tentacles probably belong to a brittle star hiding in the sand and fishing for plankton. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:45:23

Bristle Worm: A bristle worm (lat. Polychaetes) running across the sand. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:39:21

Crab: Another tiny crab that is a master of disguise. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:33:56

Box Crab: A well carmouflaged box crab (lat. Calappidae) on sand. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:22:03

Lionfish: And another small lionfish. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:16:06

Lionfish: A small lionfish. Dive #370: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:13:57

Boat Wreck: The wreck of a small sunken boat. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 08:31:51

Coral Catfish: A pack of small coral catfish, that was swimming over the sea grass meadow and placed nicely in front of the camera. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/13.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 08:28:14

Ship's Keel: Underwater view of a ship's keel with the propeller in the lagoon of Sabang. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 08:17:31

Sea Stars: An underwater meadow full of sea stars. Okay, I cheated a bit and placed some of them close to each other. Unfortunately there is a shadow of a ship in the center of the image. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 08:04:25

Bat Fish: These bat fish didn't want to cross in front of the sun. Unfortunately not sharp, because autofocus was accidentally turned off. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 07:24:04

Ship Wreck: One of the ship wrecks in the lagoon of Sabang. Well, perfectly shot with perfect illumination. But later I discovered that the camera was set to manual focus accidentally. With a 10.5 mm fisheye lens one doesn't see it through the viewfinder, one can only hear if the focus motor moves or not when pointing the camera in different directions. It's all blurred. Only when scaling down it looks like it was sharp. Dive #369: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 07:19:10

Sea Snake: A sea snake is snaking through the corals, hunting for bait. It wasn't neither aggressive nor interested at all in us. After a while it was lying down for taking a nap. Was a small snake, only 2 cm in diameter. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:13:49

Network Pipefish: A network pipefish (lat. Corythoichthys flavofasciatus) that wasn't always looking away from the camera. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:11:44

Christmas Tree Worm: The gills of a christmas tree worm, living in its tube in a stone coral. There weren't many of them around here. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:10:24

Pufferfish: Gotcha! Yet another pufferfish that was discoverd in its hiding place. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:08:43

Perches: Are these perches coming from Lake Zurich and spending their holiday also in the Philippines? Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:02:42

Pufferfish: A puffersfish trying to hide under a tree trunk. It has teeth like a rabbit. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 04:00:17

Hermit Crab: A pretty red hermit crab with white dots and bushy legs is looking out of its snail shell. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:56:10

Scorpionfish: A scorpionfish lying on the ground. I spent several minutes waiting for it to open it's mouth but it didn't want to do so. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:52:08

Sole: The skewed face of a sole with very interesting eyes. It could move both of them individually, scanning the environment, like the gun turret of a tank. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:48:20

Juvenile Lionfish: A young lionfish was trying to hide heads down on a stone. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:38:13

Frogfish: A brown frogfish with black dots, which was hiding in a ball of rope on the ground. One can see its little fishing rod that is used to attract bait. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:32:26

Young Lionfish: This young lionfish was very shy and squeezed itself into acorner. Probably it didn't kow yet that it was poisonous. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:26:46

Sole: Another sole with a tubular nose hole. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:21:56

Sole: The skewed face of a sole. When they're young, they swim vertical and have one eye on each side. When getting older, one eye wanders from one side to the other and the fish swims horizontal. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:19:42

Shrimp with Eggs: One can see the eggs inside this translucend shrip. It is sharing the tube anemone with the swimming crab from the previous picture. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:11:35

Tube Anemone Swimming Crab: A swimming crab (lat. Lissocarcinus laevis) eating some jellyfish in a tube anemone. From far away this small, cracked tube anemone in a field of sand looked not very interesting. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:08:22

Clownfish Family: And the whole clownfish family in their home anemone. The biggest one is the female, the small ones are the males, which turn into a female if the oldest female dies. I bet not even Nemo and Marlin know this. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:01:40

Clownfish: This clownfish is just telling a funny joke about a mussel. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 03:01:05

Long-spine Porcupinefish: This longspined or freckled porcupinefish (lat. Diodon holocanthus) has just realized that I have discovered it in its hiding place. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 02:48:49

Goby with Pistol Shrimp: Another species of a goby and pistol shrimp, sharing their home, digging and guarding tasks. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 02:45:32

Blenny: A blenny peeping out of its hole in a coral block. With the cute tentacles above its eyes it almost looks like a coral. Dive #368: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 15, 2009 02:41:48

Anthias Male: This is probably a male anthias. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:58:25

Black-backed Butterflyfish: Caught a swimming black-backed butterflyfish (lat. Chaetodon melannotus) with my macro lens. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:56:27

Anthias Females: A group of female anthias are swimming against the current. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:53:53

Long-nosed Butterflyfish: A long-nosed butterflyfish (lat. Foreipiger flavissimus) is feeding of the tentacles of a coral. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:51:09

Butterflyfish: A butterflyfish biting on a stone coral. The advantage of a long lens is that one can take pictures of fish without disturbing their natural behaviour. But the water has to be very clear. If the distance is one meter and more image contrast is lost. The strobe light has to travel the distance twice. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:50:06

Nosestripe Anemonefish: Two very nervous nosestripe anemonefish (lat. Amphiprion akallopisos), also called skunk clownfish, protecting their anemone from a dangerous photographer. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/13.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:41:58

Tube Worm: The gills of a tube worm living in a stone coral. If you get too close it makes *FLUPP* and they're gone. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:28:22

Brittle Star in Soft Coral: Looks like a worm with bristles, but there must be somewhere a brittle star hidden behind the branch of this soft coral. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:22:39

Pyjama Slug: A pretty pyjama slug (lat. Chromodoris lochi). Unfortunately one of the antennas and the gills are not very sharp. F-stop 16 seems not enough depth of field, maybe f/32 would be better for the 105mm macro lens. Dive #366: Monkey Beach, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 14, 2009 08:16:56

Mandarin Fish: A mandarin fish (lat. Synchiropus splendidus) looking out for a mate. Only 3-4 cm in size and shy but very beautiful. They don't like bright light and come out only during dusk. Dive #366: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 11:26:52

Mandarin Fish: A mandarin fish (lat. Synchiropus splendidus) looking out for a mate. Only 3-4 cm in size and shy but very beautiful. They don't like bright light and come out only during dusk. Dive #366: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 10:52:17

Mandarin Fish: A mandarin fish (lat. Synchiropus splendidus) looking out for a mate. Only 3-4 cm in size and shy but very beautiful. They don't like bright light and come out only during dusk. Dive #366: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 10:52:14

Frogfish: A yellow-brown frog fish between sponges inmidst of a bunch of horn corals and a diver in the background. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:48:44

Frogfish: A yellow-brown frog fish between sponges inmidst of a bunch of horn corals. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:47:44

Table Coral: Another nice coral block with a table coral inmidst of a shallow sandy dive site. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:40:08

Table Coral: A nice coral block with a table coral inmidst of a shallow sandy dive site. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:37:38

Stone Coral: A lizard fish on a stone coral. With enough back light from the sun one hardly can recognize the bad visibility. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:29:52

Giant Clam: A dive site with many giant clams. Unfortunately the visibility there is not very good. Dive #365: The Hill, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 08:18:38

Juvenile Oriental Sweetlip: This juvenile oriental sweetlip was hard to catch with the camera. It was moving as fast as a it just had extasy. I wonder if they move always that way or just if the feel them observed. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/14.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:56:48

Network Pipefish: A network pipefish (lat. Corythoichthys flavofasciatus). At night they all gathered on top of a coral. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/14.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:47:21

Scorpionfish: A well carmouflaged scorpionfish looking like a piece of coral block. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/14.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:36:01

Lionfish: A lionfish that I could surprise with my camera before it turned its back to me and tried to hide. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/10.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:34:51

Blotcheye Soldierfish: Two blotcheye soldierfish (lat. Myripristis murdjan) which are hiding underneath a ship wreck. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/10.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:30:51

Swarm of Coral Catfish: A swarm of young striped catfish (lat. Plotosus lineatus) swirling through the sand like a cloud in a food orgy. The scenerey and swarm dynamics are fascinating to observe. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:22:42

Black Frogfish: The black frogfish is usually not very photogenic and mostly appears as a black, structureless blob on pictures. One needs a strong flash and light it from the side to see the structure of its skin, which is all covered with little knobs. This technique is also used inside of optical instruments to reduce stray light. Here one can see its fishing rod which is between the eyes and mouth. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 03:15:30

Moray Eel: A white eyed, also called greyface, freckled or slender moray eel (lat. Gymnothorax thyrsoideus) is hiding underneath a block of coral. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:58:13

Coral Fish: The little coral fish always hiding between the branches of a table coral are just sweet. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:54:58

Coral Fish: The little coral fish always hiding between the branches of a table coral are just sweet. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:52:01

Goby with Pistol Shrimp: The pistol shrimp and goby are living together in a symbiotic relationship. The shimp is good in digging tunnels, but it is blind. With one of its antennas it always keeps in contact with the goby, which watches out for danger. If one gets too close, it wiggles its tail and the shrimp disappears in the tunnel. If one gets even closer, both disappear in their tunnel for several minutes. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:47:58

Stargazer: A whitemargin stargazer (lat. Uranoscopus sulphureus) completely dug and hidden in the sand. Only the eyes and the edge of the mouth are visible. It can easily be overseen, even by humans. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/18.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:44:00

Stargazer: A whitemargin stargazer (lat. Uranoscopus sulphureus) digging into the sand. It is blowing out the tentacles in its mouth while pumping up its body. The tentacles are used to attract bait once it is completely dug into the sand. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:42:02

StargazerA whitemargin stargazer (lat. Uranoscopus sulphureus: digging into the sand. It is pumping up its body and sinking bit by bit more into the sand. Dive #364: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 13, 2009 02:41:59

Snowflake Moray Eel: This snoflake moray eel (lat. Echidna nebulosa) is snaking through the nightly coral reef hunting for something to swallow. Did you know that moray eels have two sets of jaws just like H. R. Giger's alien from the sci-fi movie "Alien"? Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:26:54

Bobtail Squid 1: Or maybe it's a new species: Pygmy Architeuthis? This bobtail squid is only about 1 cm in size. It raises its tentacles for threatening like an adult. A guide discovered it during a night dive. Was pretty tricky to take a picture of it with the macro lens. Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:19:56

Bobtail Squid 1: Or maybe it's a new species: Pygmy Architeuthis? This bobtail squid is only about 1 cm in size. It raises its tentacles for threatening like an adult. A guide discovered it during a night dive. Was pretty tricky to take a picture of it with the macro lens. Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/22.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:17:28

Mandarin Fish: Two mandarin fish (lat. Synchiropus splendidus) are doing their love dance in the dusk. Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/19.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:53:25

Scorpion Fish: This scorpionfish is lying on a stone coral, spreading its beard and hopes that I don't see it. Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/19.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:51:52

Greyface Moray Eel: A small greyface moray eel (lat. gymnothorax thyrsoideus) is snaking through the coral blocks at night for hunting. Dive #363: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/13.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:46:42

Sea Turtle: The sea turtle swam to the surface for taking a breath. I had to enhance contrast and colours for this picture because the water wasn't clear and I had the wrong lens for this kind of subject. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/4.8, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:14:53

Sea Turtle: Once you are diving with a 105mm macro lens on the house reef you might encounter a giant sea turtle eating the sea grass. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/4.8, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:11:27

Pufferfish: This whitespotted puffer fish (lat. Arothron hispidus) is feeding off the sea grass. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.5, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:04:23

Gurnard: An oriental fying gurnard (lat. Dactyloptena orientalis) is creeping over the ground using its fin extensions. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:00:45

Gurnard: An oriental fying gurnard (lat. Dactyloptena orientalis) is creeping over the ground using its fin extensions. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:00:40

Gurnard: An oriental fying gurnard (lat. Dactyloptena orientalis) is spreading its wonderfull coloured pectoral fins. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 08:00:10

Sea urchin: Macro image of a sea urching. The round thing is not the eye. It's the butthole. Some sea urchins have light sensitive cells on their skin so they can distinguish between light and shadow. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:57:14

Mantis Shrimp: A swimming mantis shrimp. Unfortunately not entirely sharp but at least one can see how this animal is swimming with its fins on the belly. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:54:50

Snake Eel: This black-finned snake eel (lat. Ophichthus melanochir) is sticking its head out of its hole. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:51:32

Razor Wrasse: Unfortunately the razor wrasse on this picture has a cut-off tail fin. It already had disappeared when trying to take the next picture. They are fast. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:49:22

Coral Catfish: A swarm of young coral cat fish. They look funny how they swirl through the sand, but they're poison. They have a sting on their dorsal fin. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:46:31

Coral Catfish: A swarm of young coral cat fish. They look funny how they swirl through the sand, but they're poison. They have a sting on their dorsal fin. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:46:21

Coral Catfish: A swarm of young coral cat fish. They look funny how they swirl through the sand, but they're poison. They have a sting on their dorsal fin. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:45:04

Bat Fish: A portrait of another bat fish which was swimming by the wreck in Sabang's lagoon. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:36:07

Bat Fish: A portrait of a bat fish which was swimming by the wreck in Sabang's lagoon. Dive #362: Sabang Laguna, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 07:30:40

Wart slug: After taking a picture of this wart slug (lat. Phyllidia coelestis the strobe no longer worked because the flash shoe slid away. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 02:29:08

Neon slug: This nudibranch is called neon slug or dusky nembrotha (lat. nembrotha kubaryana). Dive #361: Sinandigan Wall, Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 12, 2009 02:22:34

Nudibranch: A colorful sea slug. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 08:48:39

Nudibranch: A colorful sea slug. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 08:37:02

Goby: A small goby is sitting on a stone coral. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 08:31:16

Jaw Fish: A yellowbarred jawfish (lat. opistognathus sp.) is looking out of its hole. One can recognize this spiecies from the yellow spot on the iris. The males keep their egs for approximately 5-7 days in their mouth until they hatch. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 08:14:21

Lizard Fish: A small lizard fish is sitting on a stone coral. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 08:07:22

Puffer Fish Eye: Close-up picture of the eye of a puffer fish. Dive #360: Sabang Point, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 07:57:30

Mast: Corals are growing on the mast of Alma Jane wreck. Dive #359: Alma Jane Wreck, Sabang, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 12 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 03:04:50

Snapper: A swarm of yellow bigeye snapper (lat. lutjanus lutjanus) is hanging in the current above Alma Jane wreck. Dive #359: Alma Jane Wreck, Sabang, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 02:59:51

Bat Fish: On the stern of Alma Jane wreck there is this stationary group of bat fish. Dive #359: Alma Jane Wreck, Sabang, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 15 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 02:56:41

Cargo Bay: Inside the cargo bay of the sunken Alma Jane wreck. Dive #359: Alma Jane Wreck, Sabang Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 12 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 02:45:10

Bat Fish: On the wreck of the Alma Jane one usually encounters a group of longfin batfish (lat. platax teira). The two dark ones on the top are juveniles. Dive #359: Alma Jane Wreck, Sabang, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 22 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 02:40:53

Reef Scene: Reef scene with anthias and an blue sea star. Dive #358: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 06:05:12

Nudibranch: Picture of two green sea slugs taken with the fisheye lens. I had to remove many scratches and reflections afterwards because the sun and the strobe were lighting directly into the dome port. Dive #358: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/14.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 05:49:31

Lion Fish: Not so easy to take a picture of a lion fish and the sun with a fisheye lens. I think I should have closed the f-stop a bit or reduced shutter time so that the sun isn't blurred that big. The shadow on the bottom is from the camera housing. Dive #358: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 05:46:17

Barrel Sponge: A big barrel sponge, with by many white sea cucumbers and some feather seastars. Dive #358: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 05:20:20

Reef Top: On the top of this reef are many corals growing. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:58:08

Reef Top: On the top of this reef are many corals growing. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:57:20

St. Scubadus: The patron of all scuba divers with his glowing halo. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/16.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:47:32

Feeding Orgy: Those butterfly fish must have been very hungry. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:43:44

Corals: Swarms of anthias hiding in corals. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:39:07

Gorgony: A nice big gorgony. If you look very closely, you can see five pygmy sea horses of 0.5 pixel size. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:33:25

Anthias: Yellow sponges, crust anemones, coral trout and many orange antias. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:32:54

Gorgony: My dive buddy hiding behind a giant gorgony. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:30:36

Pavel: My dive buddy with its frog inmidst of orange anthias and behind yellow crust anemones. Dive #357: Verde Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:28:25

Juvenile Dragon Wrasse 2: This is a juvenile rockmover or dragon wrasse (lat. novaculichthys taeniourus). It was hiding in a bunch of sea grass in low water and imitating the movement of the swell. It was pretty difficult to take a picture of it, because it was always hiding quickly when it saw me. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 09:27:59

Juvenile Dragon Wrasse 1: This is a juvenile rockmover or dragon wrasse (lat. novaculichthys taeniourus). It was hiding in a bunch of sea grass in low water and imitating the movement of the swell. It was pretty difficult to take a picture of it, because it was always hiding quickly when it saw me. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 09:24:32

Trigger Fish: A small green trigger fish. Probably a juvenile form of a bigger species. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 09:15:53

Cylinder Rose: Close-up photo f the tentacles of a cylinder rose anemone. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 09:00:01

Anemone Fish Baby: A tiny small (ca 1cm) anemone fish. Fun fact that Disney didn't tell us: Anemone fish are born male. When the dominant female of a group dies the oldest male changes its gender and turns into a female. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 08:53:50

Partner Shrimp: One can see the eggs inside this transparent partner shrip sitting on a tentacle of an anemone. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 08:52:40

Mantis Shrimp: This mantis shrimp (lat. lysiosquillina sp.) is hiding in its hole and looking curiously at the divers swimming by. They have very fascinating eyes. Dive #356: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 08:30:18

Reef Top: On the top of this reef one finds lots of corals, feather sea stars and anemones. Dive #355: Coral Cove, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/8.0, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 03:02:00

Plate Coral: A yellow feather sea star is sitting on the edge of this plate coral. Dive #355: Coral Cove, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/8.0, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 03:00:08

Barrel Sponge: A small hawkfish is sitting on top this big barrel sponge. Dive #355: Coral Cove, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/5.6, 12 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 02:50:17

Puffer Fish: This giant puffer fish didn't want to be photographed from the front. Dive #355: Coral Cove, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 7, 2009 02:44:38

Flat Crab: This flat crab is trying to hide in a crevice between stone corals. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:40:34

Decorator Crab: Decorator crabs are glueinng anemones and various stuff on their back and legs for protection and hiding. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:38:17

Mandarin Fish: A jewel hidden between all the coral rubble. These here are called Mandarin fish (lat. synchiropus splendidus) and only 3-4 cm in size. They come out only for ca 1 hour during the dusk. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:18:18

Three Mandarin Fish: Some jewels hidden between all the coral rubble. These here are called Mandarin fish (lat. synchiropus splendidus) and only 3-4 cm in size. They come out only for ca 1 hour during the dusk. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:17:08

Two Mandarin Fish: Some jewels hidden between all the coral rubble. These here are called Mandarin fish (lat. synchiropus splendidus) and only 3-4 cm in size. They come out only for ca 1 hour during the dusk. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:11:24

Three Mandarin Fish: Some jewels hidden between all the coral rubble. These here are called Mandarin fish (lat. synchiropus splendidus) and only 3-4 cm in size. They come out only for ca 1 hour during the dusk. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 11:08:46

Hermit crab: A hermit crab is hiding between the rubble on the ground. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 10:59:42

Nudibranch A sea slug of family Chromodorididae (or chromodorids: . The exact name I haven't found yet. There's also some backscatter in the water that needed to be cleaned on the image. But the picture isn't that pretty anyway. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 10:58:00

Hermit crab: A pretty pink-yellow hermit crab is looking out of its snail shell. Dive #354: Sabang laguna, Mindoro island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 10:49:29

Razorfish 2: A small group of striped razorfish (lat. aeoliscus strigatus). The visibility was not that great. I was ca 2-3 m away when I took this picture. The contrast was strongly enhanced in this picture. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 09:07:28

Razorfish 2: A small group of striped razorfish (lat. aeoliscus strigatus). The visibility was not that great. I was ca 2-3 m away when I took this picture. The contrast was strongly enhanced in this picture. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 09:06:24

Razorfish 1: A small group of striped razorfish (lat. aeoliscus strigatus). At this time there was a rather strong current, but those fish were doing synchron swimming with head down and tails up. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 09:06:14

Blue dragon: This nudibranch is sometimes called "blue dragon" (lat. pteraeolidia ianthina). It has the phenomenal capability to grow algae in its body which create sugar from sunlight. Therefore this nudibranch requires very little food. There are many different colour variations ranging from blue to brown/green, depending on its age and type of algae breeding. (ref. Sea Slug Forum). Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 08:57:23

Hawkfish: A hawkfish (lat. cirrhitichthys) sitting on top of a stone cora. In german they are called "Korallenwächter" (coral guard). Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 08:51:29

Black frogfish: These black frogfish are hard to spod. And if you found one, they aren't very photogenic. There is little to almost none contrast. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 08:44:43

False cleaning wrasse: A false cleaning wrasse (lat. spidontus taeniatus) is hiding in a pipe and waiting for its next victim. It looks almost like the real cleaning wrasse, but instead of biting off parasites, it bites the fish instead. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 08:31:13

Pipe fish: A pipe fish (lat. corythoichthys flavofasciatus) is swimming over the ground. Dive #353: "The Hill", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 08:25:15

Anemone fish: Two anemone fish are looking out of their anemone. They can be very aggressive when protecting their territory. Brave fish. They even bite, which doesn't hurt at all. Dive #352: "Dungong Wreck", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 06:01:48

Cleaning wrasse: A cleaning wrasse (lat. labroides dimidiatus) is helping a barb to get rid of parasites. Dive #352: "Dungong Wreck", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 05:43:34

Partner shrimps: Two almost transparent partner shrimps. Dive #352: "Dungong Wreck", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 05:28:53

Mantis shrimp: A mantis shrimp (lat.lysiosquillina sp.) is looking out of its hole in the ground. They have very fascinating eyes and are able to see ultra violet and polarized light. Dive #352: "Dungong Wreck", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 05:27:06

Porcelain crab: A pretty porcelain crab hiding in an anemone. Eine Porzellankrabbe in einer Anemone. Dive #352: "Dungong Wreck", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 05:19:44

White tip reef shark: This white tip reef shark was taking a nap in a crevice until it was disturbed by divers and swam away. Dive #351: "Shark Cave", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines . Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 02:52:55

Sea cucumber: A small yellow sea cucumber (lat. Pentacta lutea). Dive #351: "Shark Cave", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines . Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 02:47:53

Nudibranch: Dive #351: "Shark Cave", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines . Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 02:45:59

Ghost pipefish: Dive #351: "Shark Cave", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines . Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Friday, November 6, 2009 02:42:30

Anemone fishes: Anemone fishes. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:58:57

Anemone fishes: Anemone fishes. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:58:39

Wart slug: A wart slug (Phyllidia coelestis) with coral polyps. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:50:32

Young Anemone Fish: A young anemone fish, guarded by its parents. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:43:59

Anemone fisches: Anemone fisches. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:42:45

Necklace Seastar: A necklace seastar, also called pearl seastar (lat. Fromia monilis). Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:31:29

Juvenile Fish: A juvenile fish. They always dancing so funny like they're on extasy. Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:29:13

Chromodoris willani: A nudibranch (Chromodoris willani). Dive #350: "Sabang Point", Sabang, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 100, Thursday, November 5, 2009 08:24:55

Philippines

Sabang at Night: Nikon D200, 60 s, F/5.6, 20 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:24:28

Glowing Palms: Nikon D200, 30 s, F/5.6, 15 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:21:06

It's getting Dark: Nikon D200, 60 s, F/5.6, 19 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:17:14

Evening in Sabang: Nikon D200, 10 s, F/11.0, 19 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:00:15

Coast: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 48 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 09:48:56

Motorboat: Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 66 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:57:16

Sabang: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 100 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 03:23:41

Dusk Mood with Boat: Nikon D200, 2 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 9, 2009 12:07:53

Garden of Eden: Nikon D200, 3 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 12:04:10

Big La Laguna: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:37:59

Smoking Palms: Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 38 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:37:41

La Laguna Beach Club: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:33:10

Low Tide: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 42 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:23:14

Jetty: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.3, 70 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:22:46

Boats in the Bay: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/6.3, 58 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:21:29

Boats in Water: Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:13:36

Houses in Sabang: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/3.5, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:08:33

Harbour Promenade: Nikon D200, 1/50 s, F/4.8, 52 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:05:15

Sabang Lagoon: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:04:30

Working Men in Water: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 120 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:03:42

Sabang Beach: Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 03:00:01

Sabang Harbour: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 02:59:17

Boat: Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 120 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 02:58:35

Boats in Harbour: Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 9, 2009 02:58:07

Sunset with Clouds: Nikon D200, 1/50 s, F/4.5, 24 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 11:29:13

Evening at Sea: Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/8.0, 120 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 11:26:01

Boat Beam: Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/10.0, 82 mm, ISO 100, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 10:50:59

Schaffhausen

Rhine Falls: The Rhine Falls at Neuhausen — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, 1. November 2009. Nikon D3, 2 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, October 31, 2009 18:35:36

Rhine Falls: The Rhine Falls at Neuhausen — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, 1. November 2009. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 56 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, October 31, 2009 17:14:01

Rhine Falls: The Rhine Falls at Neuhausen — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, 1. November 2009. Nikon D3, 1/13 s, F/22.0, 28 mm, Saturday, October 31, 2009 17:04:16

Rhine Falls: The Rhine Falls at Neuhausen — Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, 1. November 2009. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 45 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, October 31, 2009 17:00:14

Air Show Axalp 2009

Super Pumas: Formation of Super Puma helicopters above Lake Brienz. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/800 s, F/10.0, 135 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:29:55

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "finale grande". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/800 s, F/5.3, 330 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:25:35

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "finale grande". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/800 s, F/5.6, 330 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:25:34

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "tunnel". Unfortunately I missed the fighter jet coming from the other side. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/800 s, F/20.0, 80 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:23:17

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "tunnel". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/800 s, F/14.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:23:04

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "Sphair". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:20:41

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "super tango". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:20:05

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "super tango". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/10.0, 250 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:19:50

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "super canard". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:18:31

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "shadow". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:17:42

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Formation "shadow". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:16:49

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in inverse parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 270 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:13:51

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in inverse parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 270 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:13:51

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in inverse parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 270 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:13:49

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.8, 110 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:12:03

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:12:00

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Two F5-E jets in parallel flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:11:58

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Four F-5 E Tiger in formation "shadow". Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/11.0, 200 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:09:20

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". The two outer jets are crossing each other. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:09:03

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". The two outer jets are painting a heart into the sky using smoke trails. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/4.8, 116 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:08:38

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". The two outer jets are painting a heart into the sky using smoke trails. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:08:35

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "cross". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:08:34

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "Roger Federer" resembling a tennis racket. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:07:14

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Two F-5E Tigers passing by. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:07:11

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Two F-5 E Tiger in parallel flight. Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 200 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:06:24

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "swan". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/9.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:06:02

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "Alinghi". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/10.0, 260 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:05:05

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "Alinghi". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 135 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:04:59

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "Alinghi". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/10.0, 250 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:04:56

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Two F-5 E Tiger in parallel flight. Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 200 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:04:36

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "delta". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 150 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:03:57

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse Four F-5 E Tiger in formation "diamond". Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/13.0, 130 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:03:53

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "delta". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:03:40

Patrouille Suisse: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "delta". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:03:26

Patrouille: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse. Formation "double arrow". Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.3, 280 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:03:17

Emergency Doctors: Two emergency doctors discussing something. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:02:11

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet with deployed landing gear. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 15:00:37

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet with condensation trails climbing up. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/9.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:59:07

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet rising from low flight. One can see the condensation trails left and right of the cabin. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:59:05

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet rising from low flight. One can see the condensation trails left and right of the cabin and the heat from the jet exhaust. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:59:05

Patrouille Suisse Swan: Flight aerobatics demonstration of the Swiss jet aerobatics squadron Patrouille Suisse, showing formation "swan". Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/13.0, 165 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:58:37

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet with condensation trails left and right of the pilot's cabin. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:58:30

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet performing a looping. One can see the condensation trails left and right of the pilot's cabin. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:58:27

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet performing a looping. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:58:25

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet rising from low flight. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/10.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:57:58

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet with position lights and condensation stripes. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:57:50

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet flying low between the mountains. Looks like it is going to crash into the control towers and the crowd of spectactors. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/11.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:57:32

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet flying low between the mountains. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/5.3, 200 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:57:22

Eurocopter EC-635: Landing of a A Eurocopter EC-635 with emergency doctors inside. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:53:04

Eurocopter EC-635: A Eurocopter EC-635 with emergency doctors inside. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.3, 195 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:52:56

Eurocopter EC-635: A Eurocopter EC-635 with emergency doctors inside. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.3, 340 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:52:49

Cougar 3: A Cougar helicopter performing a looping. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:50:58

Fireworks: The fireworks of decoy flares deployed by a Cougar helicopter. These are used to counter infraded homing missiles. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/10.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:48:14

Cougar 2: A Cougar helicopter is deploying a fireworks of decoy flares. These are used to counter infraded homing missiles. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:48:10

Eurocopter EC-635: A Eurocopter EC-635 demonstrating a rescue mission at Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/16.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:47:36

Eurocopter EC-635: A Eurocopter EC-635 at Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1600 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:46:08

Super Puma: Two Super Puma chopper pilots are demonstrating their fire extinguishing skills. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:44:02

Super Puma: Two Super Puma chopper pilots are demonstrating their fire extinguishing skills. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:44:01

Super Puma: Super Puma choppers have taken water from Lake Brienz for demonstrating fire extinguishing capabilities. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/5000 s, F/8.0, 80 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:43:37

Parachutes: This paratrooper is probably coming from Berne. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1250 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:42:49

Parachutes: Five paratroopers are landing on the meadow behind the spectactors. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1500 s, F/8.0, 220 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:42:24

Parachutes: Four paratroopers with flags. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/751 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:40:23

PC-6: Two PC-6 Turbo-Porter are deploying paratroopers. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:38:41

Super Puma: A Super Puma helicopter with a fire-extinguisher bag full of water that it took out of Lake Brienz. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 200 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:36:16

F/A-18 & F-5: Formation flight of four F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and six F-5 Tiger fighter jets. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/3001 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:36:15

F/A-18 & F-5: Formation flight of four F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and six F-5 Tiger fighter jets. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/3200 s, F/8.0, 80 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:35:47

F/A-18 & F-5: Formation flight of four F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and six F-5 Tiger fighter jets. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/4000 s, F/8.0, 330 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:35:39

Parachute Scouts: Four parachute scouts shortly before the landing on observing platform 1. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/14.0, 185 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:34:31

F-5 Tiger: An F-5 Tiger jfighter et passing by a chalet on the mountain. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:25:05

F-5 Tiger: An F-5 Tiger fighter jet flying around a mountain. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2000 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:24:13

F-5 Tiger: An F-5 Tiger fighter jet shortly before it crashed into the ground ... No, just kidding. It was flying behind the mountain summit. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/3001 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:22:55

F-5 Tiger: An F-5 Tiger fighter jet at shooting practise. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2000 s, F/6.3, 250 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:19:35

PC-21: The PC-21 doing a looping. Grrr. Unfortunately the best picture with a nice sun reflex has a cutoff wing. 400mm awith a DX sensor (equals 600mm at FX9 aren't easy to keep steady. And this plane wasn't that fast. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1500 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:16:44

PC-21: The PC-21 made by the Pilatus airplane factory in Stans is used for training jet pilots and aerobatics. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1250 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:16:43

PC-21: The PC-21 made by the Pilatus airplane factory in Stans is used for training jet pilots and aerobatics. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1250 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:16:42

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighting jet with condensation trail. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/6.3, 220 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:11:04

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighting jet passing by a mountain. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:09:34

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighting jet at shooting practicing. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1500 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:09:26

PC-21: The training airplane PC-21. Foto © Sandra. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/18.0, 370 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:09:09

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighting jet at shooting practicing. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:09:08

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet fighting jet with tiger painting on the side rudder. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D200, 1/1250 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:08:24

F/A-18 Hornet: A F/A-18 Hornet during shooting exercises. The smoke comes from machine guns. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF VR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D, Axalp, 7 October 2009. Nikon D200, 1/5000 s, F/6.3, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 14:08:22

Cougar 1: A Super Puma in the new "Cougar" edition with a modern glass cockpit. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF VR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D, Axalp, 7 October 2009. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/8.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 13:49:09

Platform 1: The observing platform 1 close to the ridge where the shooting targets are located. If you want to go there you have to get up very early because it will be closed during the morning. The cablecar is probably only for personel because the two small cabins can't handle the huge crowd. VIP visitors will be brought there by Super Puma choppers. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF VR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D, Axalp, 7 October 2009. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 260 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 13:44:33

Alouette III: A military photographer in a chopper of type Alouette III — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF VR 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D, Axalp, 7 October 2009. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 13:22:52

Tschingel: Spectators on the Tschingel, the observing platform 2. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 92 mm, ISO 400, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 13:12:15

Axalp: This is the Axalp. On the left is the control tower with the observing platform 1. In the middle is the ridge with the shooting targets for the jet fighters. On the right the cottage on the Ebenflue. Swiss military airplane demonstration at Axalp. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 13:10:44

Flight Kloten — Salzburg

Konstanz, Mainau: The lights of the city Konstanz. The small island is called Mainau. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/1.4, 50 mm, ISO 3200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 20:35:18

Cockpit lights: Flying in red light district. The cockpit light of the Cirrus SR-20 airplane. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 20 mm, ISO 1600, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 20:25:20

Dark Clouds: Ahead of us are dark clouds. Our destination airport must be somewhere there. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 1600, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 20:23:10

Curvature of the Earth: Proof that flat earthers are wrong! :-) Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:46:05

Moon: The moon, with the frame of the airplane window. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 800, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:39:13

Moon above Lake Chiem: The moon is almost full and shines over Lake Chiem in the dusk. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/4.5, 50 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:35:18

Dusk: The sun is setting. We're flying in the dusk now. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/4.5, 50 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:27:18

Lake Taching, Lake Waging: This lake has two names. The northern part is called Lake Taching and the southern part Lake Waging. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 50 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:22:30

Lake Waging, Petting: The southern shore of Lake Waging. The village here is really called "Petting". :-) It was named long before Bavarian people knew english. Fucking is just 35 minutes away and lies in Austria. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 50 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 19:21:36

Follow Me: The austrian "follow me" car with a german word play: "Einweisair" sounds like "Einweiser", which is the aicraft marshaller. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:17:53

Approaching Salzburg Airport: The runway of Salzburg airport with mountains in the background. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/16.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:11:46

Höfener Reservoir: In the foreground lies Lake Höfen, a reservour. Behind in the center of the image is Lake Abtsdorf. Far far away one can see the runway of Salzburg airport. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:08:50

Lake Chiem: This is the famous Lake Chiem, recreation site and tourist attraction of Bavaria. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:59:34

Mangfall, Lake Tegern: Aerial view of Lake Tegern with the impressive Alps in the background. The river in the foreground is called Mangfall. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:52:41

Lake Tegern: Lake Tegern with the misty Alps in the background. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:48:52

Great Lake Oster: The many small pools around Lake Oster are located south of Lake Starnberg. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:43:11

Lake Staffel: From right to left or front to back: Lake Staffel, Lake Rieg and Lake Kochel with the Alps in the mist. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:40:02

Lake Forggen with Alps: The Alps are reflecting in Lake Forggen in the background. The river Lech is exiting there and flows later into the Danube. The small lake on the lower edge of the image that looks like a question mark is called Lake Deuten. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:37:49

Lake Haslach, Lech: The shiny Lake Haslach with the reservoir Lechstausee Urspring. The river Lech a tributary stream of the river Danube. The village on the lower right corner is called Bernbeuren. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:35:03

Allgäu with Alps: Flying over the south of Bavaria with the Alps in the background. The lake shining through the haze is Lake Forggen. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:31:38

Allgäu with Alps: Flying over the pretty Allgäu in Bavaria with the Alps in the background. The small lake in the foregraund in the middle is Lake Öschle and a bit further away is Lake Niedersonthofer. The city on the lower right corner is Kempten in Allgäu. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:29:51

Allgäu with Alps: Flying over the pretty Allgäu in Bavaria with the Alps in the background. The lake in the foreground is Lake Niedersonthofer and the one a little bit further away on the left side is the reservoir Rottachspeicher. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:26:24

Rhein Valley: This is Lake Constance. Or is it called Lake Floor or Lake Ground in English? We're looking up the Rhein valley. On the left is Austria and on the right Switzerland. The small island in the foreground is Lindau. Unfortunately there is a reflex across the image because I had to shoot through the glass. The Cirrus SR20 has no small opening where one can put the lens through. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/3.5, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:19:12

Wetzikon, Lake Pfäffikon: On the left lies the small city Wetzikon, on the right Lake Pfäffikon with the village Pfäffikon/ZH. In the background is the banana of Lake Zurich and the panorama of Swiss Alps. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:03:27

Töss valley: On the left, the valley of the river Töss is snaking through the hills of Zürich highlands. The village in the foreground is Saland, behind Bauma. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:02:50

Lake Zurich: An american once said that Zurich is a pretty city with the lake in the middle. Flying above Zurich. In the background the Swiss Alps. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:57:14

Mount Üetli: In the foreground is Mount Üetliberg with Hotel Uto Kulm. It is the beginning of the Albis mountain chain along Lake Zurich. On the left a piece of Lake Zurich is visibla, in between the roadway A3. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:56:46

Golf course Otelfingen: On the left is the village Dänikon, in the middle the colf course Otelfingen and right of it the business area and village Otelfingen. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:52:30

Niederhasli: The village Niederhasli with Lake Mettmenhasler and the fuel tanks. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:50:49

Headphones: The pilot's headphones on the dashboard of the airplane. Without ear protection it's pretty loud in the cabin and one can barely talk to each other. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/3.5, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:18:02

Cirrus SR20: Pilot M. Widemann of Moonlight Air with rental airplane Cirrus SR20. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 09:07:09

Verzasca

Roman Bridge: Under the roman bridge across the Verzasca river at Lavertezzo. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:06:21

Fins in Verzasca: Fins in Verzasca — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:05:09

Roman Bridge with Sun: Under the roman bridge across the Verzasca river, looking up at the sun. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:05:02

Diver: Diving through beautiful rock formations in the Verzasca river — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:02:05

Underwater Landscape: Underwater landscape with gravel — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:01:34

Diver: Diving through beautiful rock formations in the Verzasca river — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:00:30

Washed rocks: Washed rock formations and a litle stone tower— Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:59:26

Curved rocks: I like these curved rock formations with the different colours. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:57:05

Shallow water: Waves on the water surface in the shallow water and the beautiful rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:55:49

Rocks and Water Surface: The shallow water at the upstream end of the pool at Lavertezzo. The shallower the water, the stronger the current gets. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:55:22

Washed rocks: It took very long for mother nature to create to these wonderful washed rock formations for which the Verzasca is very famous. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:54:40

Diver Taking a nap: My dive buddy seems to be very tired after swimming agains the current. He is taking a nap on the beautifully grinded rock formations in the Verzasca river. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:53:05

Rocks and sunlight: I love when the sunlight creates these wonderful patterns on the ground of the Verzasca river. A picture can't catch this beauty as seen by eye. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:51:48

Grinded rocks and sunlight patterns: The sunlight shines through the water surface and creates beautiful light patterns on the famous grinded rocks. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:46:50

Rock formations and water surface: The beautiful smooth polished underwater rock formations with a view through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:46:27

Rock formations 2: The Verzasca river is known for its beautiful grinded rock formations. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:45:20

Rock formations 1: Underwater formations with wonderful polished rocks. The sunlight paints a beautiful pattern on the ground. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:44:19

Losing Air: Dive budd reducing the air pressure in his jacket. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:42:41

Roman Bridge: The famous roman bridge at Lavertezzo seen from the upstream side. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:40:58

Roman Bridge with Diver: It's not very easy to hold the breath long enough so that the bubbles don't disturb the water surface. Here one can see the roman bridge through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:39:28

Roman Bridge: The famous roman bridge at Lavertezzo is popular subjet for taking pictures under water or on land. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:36:34

Diver descending: Diver descending after untangling the safety rope. Using a safety rope across the entry and exit point is regulation. There happened some deadly accidents with the rapid water flows. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Verzasca, Lavertezzo, 20. August 2009. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:34:53

Basel City

Middle Bridge: View towards the middle bridge in the light of the setting sun. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 20:50:50

Casern: The casern of Basel where the yearly tattoo festival is takin place. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 20:23:21

Elisabeth Church: Stairs to the Elisabeth Church in Basel. Nikon D3, 1/800 s, F/14.0, 50 mm, ISO 800, Monday, July 20, 2009 17:33:54

Shopping Mile: One of the shopping miles in the old town of Basel. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 14:09:56

Lucius Munatius Plancus: The statue of Lucius Munatius Plancus in the patio of the town hall. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.5, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 14:05:09

Town Hall: The town hall of Basel seen from market place. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 14:02:11

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois: View from middle bridge towards grand hotel Les Trois Rois (yellow building). Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/11.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:54:44

Barge on Rhine: A barge driving downstream river Rhine. In the backtround the Blasler Münster. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:17:48

Rhine with Martins Church: View across river Rhine with the Martins church. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:16:51

Face of a building with plants: One of the town houses along river Rhine. Plants are growing across the face of the buildings. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:11:32

Face of a building with plants: One of the town houses along river Rhine. Plants are growing across the face of the buildings. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:10:36

Face of a building with plants: One of the town houses along river Rhine. Plants are growing across the face of the buildings. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Monday, July 20, 2009 13:08:57

Reuss River Swimming 2009

Snorkeling from Glarus: This snorkeler must have come directly from canton Glarus. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/3.7, 13.5 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 13:07:30

Dolphin: As I told, riding on an inflatable dolphin is not easy. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/5.6, 9.3 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:30:14

Photographer on Dolphin: A photographer is sitting on an inflatable dolphin. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/217 s, F/8.0, 17.4 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:23:13

Dolphin: Getting up that dolphin requires good skills. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/143 s, F/4.3, 17.4 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:18:09

Drifting: Fins can also be used for sailing. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/271 s, F/3.8, 14.2 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:26:56

Water Gun: A must have during every Reuss Swimming - the water gun. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/331 s, F/6.0, 10.6 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:16:48

Swimming Crocodile: Crocodiles are useful best when they are inflatable. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/4.3, 17.4 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:35:46

Photographer: A photographer has caught a swimming crocodile. The freshwater crocodiles are rare in this area. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:33:43

Swimmer in Water: We're drifting again. Next stop is Root, where we get out for lunch and something warm to drink. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/411 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:32:58

On the River again: We're drifting again. Next stop is Root, where we get out for lunch and something warm to drink. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:32:52

Entrance: Exiting and entering a river with current is a bit tricky if one has too much stuff to carry. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/331 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:32:36

Entrance: Exiting and entering a river with current is a bit tricky if one has too much stuff to carry. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/176 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:31:25

Air Guitar: It was not allowed to swim through the Pearl Barrier (Perlenwehr) on that day, probably due to too high water lever. One had to exit the river and do a short walk. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/32 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:29:51

Short Walk: It was not allowed to swim through the Pearl Barrier (Perlenwehr) on that day, probably due to too high water lever. One had to exit the river and do a short walk. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/105 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:29:01

Short Walk: It was not allowed to swim through the Pearl Barrier (Perlenwehr) on that day, probably due to too high water lever. One had to exit the river and do a short walk. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/189 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:25:17

Spectactors: Who has a water gun to surprise those spectactors? 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/176 s, F/7.3, 15 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:13:22

Tiger Island: Relaxed floating on an inflatable tiger island on the Reuss River. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/500 s, F/3.9, 15 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:13:05

Swimming Islands: A shark has taken over that swimming island. Must be a bull shark. They are known to survive in freshwater. But that far upstream in cold water is very rare. Must be due to the climate change. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/470 s, F/4.3, 17.4 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:11:00

Drifting: Relaxed floating on the Reuss River. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/331 s, F/4.3, 17.4 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:05:38

Swimmer in Water: The water on this sunny day was very clear. One could even observe the fish in the water. This is a bottom neoprene trout. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/331 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:53:24

Below Motorway Bridge: Swimming below the motorway bridge across River Reuss. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/134 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:50:22

Train Bridge: The train bridge across Reuss River and behind is the motorway bridge. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/620 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:49:24

Surf riding on Reuss: The waves in this part of the river were fun. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/351 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:46:49

Spreuer Bridge: Swimming underneath the beautyful Spreuer Bridge. Unfortunately this was also no longer allowed later. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/380 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:46:29

Reuss Bridge: Swimming underneath the Reuss Bridge with spectactors. Some swimmers had water guns and sprayed the audience wet. Also this was no longer possible later on, because swimming through the Nadelwehr was forbidden by the city. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/541 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:45:07

Reuss Bridge: Swimming underneath the Reuss Bridge with spectactors. Some swimmers had water guns and sprayed the audience wet. Also this was no longer possible later on, because swimming through the Nadelwehr was forbidden by the city. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/440 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:44:47

Jesuit's Church: Entrance to Reuss River at the Jesuit's Church. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/710 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:43:34

On the River Reuss through Lucerne: The most fun part of that event was the drifting on the Reuss River through the city of Lucerne. Unfortunately this was also no longer possible in the following years, because it was forbidden now to swim through the Nadelwehr. Too dangerous it was said, although nothing happened in the past 30 years. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/290 s, F/3.3, 11.3 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:42:27

On the River Reuss through Lucerne: The most fun part of that event was the drifting on the Reuss River through the city of Lucerne. Unfortunately this was also no longer possible in the following years, because it was forbidden now to swim through the Nadelwehr. Too dangerous it was said, although nothing happened in the past 30 years. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/470 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:42:20

Town Hall Bridge: The more courageous are jumping directly from the Town Hall Bridge (Rathausbrücke) into the water. Others used the stairs on the shore. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/311 s, F/8.1, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:42:07

Divers Marching: All divers are marching together from the Lucerne main station to the entry point at Reuss River. Unbelievable that this later after more than 30 years was classified as a demonstration and forbidden. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/411 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:30:12

Marching Divers: All divers are marching together from the Lucerne main station to the entry point at Reuss River. Unbelievable that this later after more than 30 years was classified as a demonstration and forbidden. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/380 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:28:54

Diver Below: Any kind of floating device is useful. It's a fun and not a sports event. Although the event is called "Reuss Swimming" it's more "Reuss Drifting". 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/134 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:24:27

Put on Neoprene: That wetsuit must have been shrunken during christmas. Last year it did fit perfectly. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/204 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:22:15

Crowd in Lucerne: Crowd wearing wetsuits is gathering at the station square (Bahnhofsplatz) in Lucerne. They will be marching together to the Town Hall Bridge (Rathausbrücke). All the asian tourists were strangly looking at us with eyes and mouth wide open. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/189 s, F/4.7, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:19:43

Crowd in Lucerne: Crowd wearing wetsuits is gathering at the station square (Bahnhofsplatz) in Lucerne. They will be marching together to the Town Hall Bridge (Rathausbrücke). All the asian tourists were strangly looking at us with eyes and mouth wide open. 30th Reuss Swimming from Lucerne to Sins. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/470 s, F/2.5, 5.8 mm, ISO 64, Saturday, June 13, 2009 09:18:41

Lake Zurich

Crayfish: A crayfish close to the shore of Küsnacht. — Sea&Sea DX-8000G + Sea&Sea YS-110 strobe, Lake Zurich, 10 June 2009. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/46 s, F/5.6, 9.3 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 19:27:09

Crayfish: A crayfish close to the shore of Küsnacht. — Sea&Sea DX-8000G + Sea&Sea YS-110 strobe, Lake Zurich, 10 June 2009. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/52 s, F/3.3, 11.3 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 19:18:13

Crayfish: A crayfish close to the shore of Küsnacht. — Sea&Sea DX-8000G + Sea&Sea YS-110 strobe, Lake Zurich, 10 June 2009. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/3.3, 11.3 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 19:17:51

Crayfish: A crayfish close to the shore of Küsnacht. Somehow the strobe did not fire off until I noticed the slave switch was not in the right position. Diving makes stupid and indifferent but I don't care! The light from the diving lamp gives a very special look. — Sea&Sea DX-8000G + Sea&Sea YS-110 strobe, Lake Zurich, 10 June 2009. RICOH Caplio GX8 , 1/64 s, F/3.3, 11.3 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 19:16:32

Genova, Italy

Harbour: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 31, 2009 16:23:43

Skyline: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/11.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, May 31, 2009 16:22:21

Jellyfish: Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Sunday, May 31, 2009 13:05:14

Stingray: Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:44:27

Imprisoned Dolphins: Nikon D3, 1/800 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:05:44

Imprisoned Dolphins: Nikon D3, 1/800 s, F/6.3, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:04:52

Imprisoned Dolphin: Nikon D3, 1/800 s, F/7.1, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:01:26

Shark: Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:54:43

Seals: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:50:08

Seals: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 3200, Sunday, May 31, 2009 11:49:58

Closing Time: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:43:46

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:40:56

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:38:35

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:36:53

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/25 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:33:11

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:31:37

Piazza de Ferrari: Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:30:05

Piazza de Ferrari: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:26:55

Hotel Doria: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:24:11

Teatro Carlo Felice: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:23:24

Via 25 Aprile: Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:21:36

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 28 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:21:02

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:20:13

Piazza delle Fontane Marose: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 26 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:18:21

Galeria Giuseppe Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:16:31

Via Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:13:27

Via Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/3.2, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:11:08

Via Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:10:42

Via Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/3.5, 25 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 21:10:27

Piazza San Matteo: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 19:30:14

Salita di San Matteo: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 35 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 19:28:24

Piazza de Ferrari: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 17 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 19:27:28

Via Gerolamo Boccardo: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 32 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 19:19:33

Via 20 Settembre: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 25 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 19:03:49

Street: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 17 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 18:59:24

Street: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 24 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:52:08

Via Garibaldi: Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 17 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:46:48

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 35 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:44:15

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 35 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:41:20

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 35 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:37:05

Shopping Mile: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 20 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:30:19

Alley: Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, May 30, 2009 16:19:44

Harbour: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 35 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 30, 2009 15:58:15

Skyline: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 32 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 30, 2009 15:29:45

Harbour Highway: Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 30 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 30, 2009 15:19:35

Spring Telescope Meeting 2009

Beat F: Portrait of Beat F. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 18:42:41

Bernd N: Portrait of Bernd N. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 18:32:47

Chris B: Portrait of Chris B. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 17:49:41

Warming Up: Warming up while the restaurant is still open. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/2.8, 32 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 00:43:31

Circumpolar Stars: This picture of circumpolar stars is made of 112 single exposures with an interval of 40 seconds and exosure time of 30 seconds. The lower part is used for creating a timelapse. I just realized later that there are no standard movie formats in portrait aspect ratio. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/4.0, 19 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 23, 2009 00:37:05

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/3.5, 50 mm, ISO 400, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:39:22

Frefractor: Carrying a long tube of a refractor, ideal for observing the planets, small bright nebulas and star clusters. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:37:32

Bazooka: This is not a bazooka. It's a Newtonian telescope with a long focal length. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:36:57

Bicycles: Two mountain bikes on the roof of a car. The area around Ahornalp is also a pretty site for biking. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:35:47

Tripod: A big wooden tripod vor a long refractor. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:33:57

Dobsonian and Newtonian: Two newtonians of different constructions. In the front a Dobsonian and in the back a classic Newtonian tube on an equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 21:33:29

Taking Pictures: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:51:27

Information Exchange: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:49:33

Regular's Table: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:47:14

Photo: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 50 mm, ISO 6400, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:46:46

Dinner: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 22, 2009 20:44:30

Dinner: Eating and talking during dinner time in the mountain restaurant. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 50 mm, ISO 800, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:44:32

Refractor: A pretty refractor from Takahashi. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:22:37

Stargazers unpacking: Stargazers are setting up their telescopes to let them cool down and adapt to the environmental temperature when it's getting dark. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:15:01

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:12:15

Stargazers around Tripod: Stargazers are gathering around a tripod and looking at an equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 19:12:07

Dobsonian: A pretty selfmade dobsonian. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 18:26:43

Celestron: A Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized altazimuth mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:54:29

Celestron: A Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized altazimuth mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:54:09

Orion: A small Orion spotting scope on a tripod. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/4.5, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:53:19

AOK 110mm Kutter Schiefspiegler: My 110 mm Kutter Schiefspiegler made by Astro Optik Kohler (AOK) on a Vixen GP-D2 equatorial mount. Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/1600 s, F/5.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:53:01

Iphone Water Level: Abusing the iPhone as water bubble level for setting up a tripod. How precise is it? Telescope meeting, Ahornalp. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 85 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 22, 2009 17:32:08

Flight Triengen — Samedan

Approaching Triengen Airfield: And back below the cold, grey and wet fog sea covering Switzerlands lowland. It was a wonderful trip. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:54:51

Mount Rigi: And from the other side: The summit of Mount Rigi with the prominent transmission tower and the Hotel Rigi Kulm in the light of the setting sun with all the Swiss Alps in the background. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:45:25

Mount Rigi: The summit of Mount Rigi, called Kulm. Here are the transmission tower, Hotel Rigi Kulm and cog railway in the light of the setting sun. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:45:16

Rigi Scheidegg: This is one of Mount Rigi's summits, Rigi Scheidegg. The people living here must have a wonderful sight on the sunset. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:44:13

Edge of fog sea: Here on the edge of the fog sea, it really looks like houses on a beach. With the low light the clouds of the fog sea look threedimensional. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:43:36

Evening shadows above fog sea: The setting sun is casting long shadows on the fog sea. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:41:46

Mount Fronalpstock: This mountain glowing beautifully in the evening sun is Mount Mount Fronalpstock on the shore of Lake Uri. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:41:24

Small and Big Mount Mythen: The two promient mountains in the center of the image are called Small Mythen (left) and Big Mythen (right). On their feet lies the capital of canton Schwyz, the small city Schwyz. The setting sun is shining low on the clouds of the fog sea. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:41:11

Brunnen: Lake Lucerne with the village Brunnen. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:39:33

Rigi with fog border: Mount Rigi, queen of the mountains, is rising above the fog sea covering Lake Lucerne and whole Swiss lowland. In the background on the left hand side is the nuclear mushroom of Gösgen. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:38:40

Chaiserstrock: This prominent mountain chain is Chaiserstock, Chronenstock and Blüemberg. It looks pretty in the light of the setting sun. Behind the fog sea of the Swiss lowlands is visible. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:36:38

Rossstock and Fulen: The two rocky mountain tops rising above the snow are called Rossstock (left) and Fulen (right). Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:36:34

Urner Alps in evening light: Also here not 100% sure. The snow field is most likely called Höchpfaffen and right of it Schächentaler Windgallen. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:36:00

Great Windgällen: That mountain is most likely Mount Great Windgällen. The Google Earth 3D rendering is not 100% accurate. Looks a little bitt different. But there's no other mountain summit around that matches more. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 56 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:34:18

Rigi above fog sea: The summit of Mount rigi, queen of the mountains, is peeping out of the fog sea. All the way back on the horizon is the cloud factory, aka nuclear power plant Gösgen. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:33:17

Mount Düssi: According to my Google Earth research this must be Mount Düssi (3256m). Pretty how it looks in the light of the evening sun. We flew from Surselva valley into the Urner valley. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 34 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:31:28

Tödi in evening light: Yet again Mount Tödi covered by snow and glowing in the light of the setting sun. Luckily there's Google Earth with 3D profile. That helps a lot identifying mountains even years after taking the picture. This is howTödi in the morning looks like from the other side from canton Glarus. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:30:10

Mount Tödi: And again Mount Tödi (on the right hand side). The clouds have been blown away a bit and the western slope is glowing in the light of the setting sun. Behind it in the twilight one can see the snow field of the glacier Hüfifirn. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:29:57

Tödi with Clouds: Yep, the famous Glarner Tödi seen from the Grison side from the Surselva valley. The summit is covered with clouds so it doesn't glow in the light of the setting evening sun. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:27:33

Mountains in evening light: If I'm not mistaken, thats the Glarner Tödi as seen from the Grison side. It's summit is currently surrounded by clouds. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:27:25

Mountain summits with clouds: That's most likely the mountain chain with Grison Tödi, Piz Durschin (left) towards Piz d'Artgas (right). In front is the Frisal valley with the brook Flem above the village Brigels. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/7.1, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:26:28

Mountain summits with snow: The snow covered mountains in the foreground must be from left to right: Furggabüel (2173m), Fulhorn (2528m) and Fulenberg (2575m). Behind those one can see the Rhein valley. Chur is hidden behind the mountains. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:19:16

Cloud gap: A thin gap in the clouds reveals a mountain ridge. These are probably Grap La Pala, Piz Scalottas and Piz Danis with the Lenzerheide right of it. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:16:43

Glory on cloud cover: The shadow of the airplane on a layer of clouds. The colorful glory around the shadow is cased by the diffraction of light in small water drops, similar to a rainbow. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:14:38

Sunlight and clouds: A loose layer of clouds is covering the snowy mountains and creating patterns of light and shadows. The valley on the lower left corner is the Julia valley, also called Surses. The river Julia (rom. Gelgia) flows from Julier pass through Lake Marmorera. The small village at the bottom is called Rona, behind that lies Tinizong. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:12:38

Glory with airplane shadow: The shadow of the airplane on a layer of clouds. The colorful glory around the shadow is cased by the diffraction of light in small water drops, similar to a rainbow. I've enhanced saturation and contrast a bit to make te colours more distinct. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:10:59

Mountains with ski lifts: Lifts in the skiing area above St. Moritz. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:05:19

Station Corviglia: That is most likely the ropeway intermediate station Corviglia in the skiing area above St. Moritz. The low winter sun is casting long shadows on the snow covered slopes. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:04:48

Light and shadow: Plays of light and shadows through holes in the cloud cover on the snow covered slopes of Grison mountains. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 15:02:39

Celerina: The village Celeraina in upper Engadin. The winter sun is reflecting in the water of the river Inn. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/7.1, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 14:59:34

Martial: Our passionate pilot. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 62 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 14:31:32

Upper Engadin: Flight across upper Engadin with the villages Celerina (foreground) and Samedan with airport runway. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:34:45

Mountains in twilight: Tricks of light and shadow on the snowy mountains of the Swiss Alps. Much more interesting to photograph than boring blue sky. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:31:28

Mountain ridges: Ridges of snowy Grison mountains in light and shadow, somewhere between Vals and Samedan. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/11.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:29:19

Mountains with cloud strip: Grison mountains somewhere between Vals and Samedan, enclosed by a thin layer of clouds. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/11.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:26:39

Lake Zervfreila: The small green reservoir Lake Zervfreila above the village Vals. It's not frozen, because it's probably a pump reservoir and the water is heated up when filling the reservoir. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:22:57

Flying above Swiss Alps: It's reat to fly over the Swiss Alps with a small airplane, very close to the mountains. Unfortunately there are some reflexes again on the cabin window. An airplane without windows would be best for taking pictures, but it also would be very cold, windy and noisy. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/11.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:22:44

Swiss Alps: Light and shadows in the Swiss Alps, created by the low winter sun. Towards the flatlands the cloud cover is getting thicker, because in the land of the two ibexes Gian and Giachen the sun is always shining. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/11.0, 50 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:21:32

Swiss Alps with clouds: Aerial sight of Swiss Alps in deep snow with a few small clouds, somewhere between Gotthard massif and Engadin. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/13.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:18:54

Clouds above mountains: Aerial view of the Swiss Alps mountain ridges. The clouds are casting magic plays of light and shadow. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/14.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:17:18

Moon above lenticular clouds: The waxing half moon is visible above the lenticular clouds. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:16:00

Lenticular clouds 2: Not UFO's but lenticular clouds above another layer of clouds. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/13.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:15:25

Lenticular clouds 1: People wearing aluminum foil hats may say that these are carmouflaged UFO's, but in reality those are lenticular clouds above a mountain summit. These clouds are formed by wet air pushed across a mountain so that they cool and water condenses. On the other side the air warms up again and the water drops evaporate again. Nikon D200, 1/500 s, F/14.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:13:58

Reuss river, Lake Uri: The mouth of the river Reuss in Lake Uri. The bright spot in the middle is a reflection of the Sun on ice crytals in the air. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/9.0, 31 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:09:18

Valley in the mist: Flying by Mount Niderbauen-Chulm. Behind it in the mist is the Reuss valley of canton Uri with the capital village/city Altdorf and village Schattdorf. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:07:14

Mountains in the mist: View towards the hazy Reuss valley of canton Uri. The mountain in the foreground is probalby Niderbauen-Chulm and behind is Mount Oberbauenstock. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/10.0, 38 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:07:05

Fog line: The fog line divides wet, cold and dull winter depressions and happy, sunny winter days. The small village on the right edge of the picture is called Rinderbühl and the few houses on the border of the woods below is Rotifluh. Both lie above Emmeten on Mount Schattigenstock. The small valley behind is called Gorneren with the Choltalback brook. Nikon D200, 1/200 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:06:47

Mountains in winter: Flying over the mountains of the snowy Swiss Alps in winter is just beautiful, especially when there's fog in the flat lowlands. The air above is then even clearer. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/9.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:06:37

Mount Pilatus: Lucerne's "own" mountain is the Pilatus. It rises above the fog sea while we were flying by. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:04:49

Fog is thinning: The fog is getting thinner. The river Engelberger Aa is shining through the haze like a line of silver. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/13.0, 31 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:04:17

Flying above fog: Flying above the fog sea and passing by Mount Pilatus nearby Lucerne. Unfortunately there is a reflex in the sky because I didn't took that picture through the small ventilation opening in the cabin door's window. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:03:45

Fog sea border: The first hills are rising above the fog sea. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:03:13

Fog sea: Aerial view of the fog sea. Fog is most pretty when seen from above. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 31 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:02:31

Flying above fog sea: Aerial view of flying over the fog sea. Air field Triengen was covered by a thick layer of clouds. We flew underneath it until we found a blue hole above Lake Sempach and then climbed above the clouds. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, January 4, 2009 12:00:36