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Lightning over Lägern: Finally a lightning strikes the ground. In the center the hill with the saddle is Lägern nearby Baden. Nikon D3, 10 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 19:43:46

Lightning: Small lightning strike in a cloud that didn't hit the ground. Brugg is really not a lightning hot spot. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/5.6, 50 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 20:50:12

Lightning: Small lightning strike in a cloud that didn't hit the ground. Brugg is really not a lightning hot spot. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 20:23:20

Lightning: Lightning strikes far away. Unfortunately most thunderstorms just pass by and never hit my home town. Nikon D3, 10 s, F/8.0, 200 mm, ISO 200, Thursday, August 18, 2011 20:30:35

Lightning: Lightning strikes between clouds during a small thunderstorm. Nikon D3, 10 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, July 13, 2011 00:32:54

Double Rainbow: A double rainbow above the church in Windisch. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, July 9, 2011 19:23:20

Aargau

Woodlouse: A small woodlouse is walking over the concrete edge on my terrace. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/32.0, 210 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, April 8, 2011 08:55:08

Snail: A small snail creeped up a blade of grass. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/22.0, 210 mm, ISO 800, Friday, April 8, 2011 08:16:40

Morning Dew: The meadow on my terrace has collected morning dew that is twinkling in the morning sun. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/32.0, 105 mm, ISO 800, Thursday, April 7, 2011 08:13:55

Mosquito: A mosquito is hiding under a blade of grass and the morning dew is forming a drop on the tip. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 800, Thursday, April 7, 2011 07:58:31

Dew Drop: A drop of morning dew has been accumulated on the tip of a blade of grass over night. Shot on the meadow of my terrace. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/16.0, 105 mm, ISO 800, Thursday, April 7, 2011 07:54:42

Bee: A bee is starting from a dandelion. Even 1/2000 second exposure time is too long to make the wings visible. Maybe try using a flash next time. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/10.0, 105 mm, ISO 800, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:35:17

Stars

Milky Way and Light Pollution: View towards the galactic center of our Milky Way galaxy. The dark stripes are intergalactic dust and the yellow dome on the left hand side is light pollution, probably from the city Lucerne. Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 60 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, May 7, 2011 02:48:31

Milky Way above Telescopes: View towards the galactic center of our Milky Way galaxy. The dark stripes are intergalactic dust ... or maybe soot from a Volkswagen Diesel? Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 6400, Saturday, May 7, 2011 02:25:17

Big and Little Dipper: The constallations Big Dipper (left) and Little Dipper (right). During the exposure the camera lens was set to defocus so that around the brightest stars a halo showing their colour appears. Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/3.2, 25 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, May 7, 2011 01:19:31

Tree with polar star: A tree is groung out of the yellow light pollution and growing towards the celestial north pole which is circled by the circumpolar stars. Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 240 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, May 7, 2011 00:30:27

Mountainbike with Polaris: A mountain bike on top of car's roof is rising up from the light pollution. Above it the star are circling around the polar star. Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 961 s, F/5.6, 17 mm, ISO 200, Friday, May 6, 2011 23:49:39

Moon in branch gap: The setting moon is located in the gap on a fir tree. Starparty at Ahornalp in Emmental, canton Berne. Nikon D3, 15 s, F/2.8, 25 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, May 6, 2011 22:02:39

Polar Star: The star polaris, also called northern polar star above firs. The stars are rotating 15 °/h counter-clockwise around the north celestial pole. The brightest star near the north celestial pole is currently Polaris. In 12'000 years it will be Vega. Tha'ts due to the precession of the earth's rotational axis. Combination of 15 exposures with 4 minutes exposure time at ISO 400 each. Nikon D3, 240 s, F/3.5, 17 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, February 6, 2011 01:55:25

Light Pollution with Meteor: A meteor caused the earth's atmosphere to glow for a fraction of a second. Underneath the shooting star are brightly illuminated clouds caused by light pollution of the italian city Milano. Single exposure of a timelapse movie. Milano has the highest light pollution of all Europe. Electricity is way too cheap. Nikon D3, 29 s, F/3.5, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, February 5, 2011 22:00:06

Setting Orion: Setting constellation Orion with the bright star Sirius, shot from Glaubenberg in canton Obwalden. Nikon D3, 30 s, F/3.2, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, February 5, 2011 00:53:29

Miscellaneous

Duck in Dew Drop: A reflection of a rubber duck in a dew drop on a grass. — Nikon D3, Nikkor Micro AF-S VR 105mm 1:2.8, 2011. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/32.0, 210 mm, ISO 1600, Friday, April 8, 2011 08:47:46

Lake Lucerne

Sunlight through Trees: The sun is shining through the trees on the shore and creates these wonderful light beams under water. Dive site Riedsort right, Lake Lucerne. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:23:38

Diver with rocks: Diver on the rocks with water plants. Dive site Riedsort right, Lake Lucerne. Nikon D200, 1/2500 s, F/2.8, 10.5 mm, ISO 800, Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:14:56

Cliff diving: At the bottom on the lake it is always dark. Diver with lamp on a wall. I left the strobe at home this time. Dive site Riedsort right, Lake Lucerne. Nikon D200, 1/6 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:41:47

Cliff diving: At the bottom on the lake it is always dark. Diver with lamp on a wall. I left the strobe at home this time. Dive site Riedsort right, Lake Lucerne. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 400, Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:39:34

Brothers/Daedalus, Egypt

Ship Course: I tracked the ship's course with GPS. We started at Port Ghalib, then headed to Brother Islands and Daedalus Reef.

Deco Stop: Divers hanging below the boat during the safety stop. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:32:23

Stingray on Sand: A stingray is swimming over an area full of sand and with many cones formed by worms. The surface looks like from an alien planet in a old 50es science fiction movie. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:13:07

Red Sea Bannerfish: A group of red sea bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius). This would have been a nice picture If I had a working flash. They let me come very close. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:02:58

Diver Silhouette: The silhouette of a diver against the sun. One year later I could make again a picture, this time with strobe. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:38:56

Diver Silhouette: The silhouette of a diver against the sun. With a strobe this would have been better. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/10.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:38:07

Blue spotted Stingray: A blue spotted stingray (Taeniura lymma) on sandy bottom with many cones formed by worms. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/180 s, F/7.1, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33:14

Divetime: Split-view image of divers and safari boat. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/351 s, F/9.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:30:46

Duck your heads!: The zodiacs of the many safari boats are passing by over the heads of the divers and make awful noise. A wonder that there are any fish left here. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Elphinstone reef, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/160 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 06:53:29

Barracuda Swarm: This picture would habe been nice with some light from the strobe to get the colour of the barracudas. But blue in blue looks also nice. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Elphinstone reef, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 06:48:32

Barracuda Swarm: Finally I encounter a big swarm of barracudas that stays compact while approaching and then I don't have a strobe wigh me. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Elphinstone reef, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 06:47:44

Barracuda Swarm: Finally I encounter a big swarm of barracudas that stays compact while approaching and then I don't have a strobe wigh me. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Elphinstone reef, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 06:47:06

Reef full of Divers: The reef is full of divers, forming a curtain of bubbles. At some dives there were a lot more than on this picture but then I had the macro lens with me or was so perplex that I forgot making a picture of that theatre. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 16 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 05:57:43

Divers on Wall: At the end of a dive one has to get away from the wall to get picked up by the zodiac. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 15:07:07

Wall: Divers diving along the wall on the daedalus reef. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/60 s, F/4.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 14:59:55

Anemones: This picture has been photoshopped. I masked the foreground with the anemone and fishes and processed foreground and background separatly with white balance and contrast. The result looks somewhat like a picture with mixture light. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 14:48:15

Anemones: Anemones with anemone fishes shot from below towards the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/100 s, F/5.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 14:48:06

Anemone City: A city full of anemones on the daedalus reef. The following pictures have been made without flash and the fisheye lens because the TTL converter electronics for the flash got damaged due to a leaking case. — Nikon D200, Nikkor DX 10.5mm Fisheye, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 14:44:14

Gorgony: Can you see the water drops on this picture. That was the last one before the flash started getting crazy and I noticed water in the camera case. At the end of the dive there was about a mug full of water inside. Luckily I had the dome port and fisheye lens, so there was enough space around the camera. Only the TTL converter electronics got damaged. Camera and lens were dry and survived. In the meantime I have removed the TTL converter entirely and used only the tree pins (trigger, ready, ground) from the flash. TTL never worked reliably because neither on the camera nor on the strobe the +/- intensity could be adjusted. — Nikon D200, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 15 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 15 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:15:38

What are you looking at?: This fish looks sceptical into the camera. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 15:03:55

Butterfly Fish: A wonderful coloured butterfly fish in front of a coral. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:53:09

Giant Shell: A giant blue shell. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:47:18

Anemone Fish: An anemone fish in its anemone. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:29:20

Anemone Fish: An anemone fish in its anemone. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:28:47

Lion Fish: A lion fish with bubbles. When there are many safari boats with many divers diving on the same wall, then there are many bubbles. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:25:17

Soldier Fish: A red soldier fish which didn't like being photographed from the front. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:18:47

Red Sea sailfin tang: This is a Red Sea sailfin tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii). It belongs to the surgeon fish. If you look closely, you'll see the scalpel on his tail fin. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:16:16

Coral hind: This coral hind (Cephalopholis miata) is hiding itself under a soft coral. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 105 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 14:12:35

Soft corals on whip coral: These soft corals are sitting on a prominent exposed place for fishing plancton. They sit on the end of a whip coral. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/9.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 10:21:27

Anthias: Many orange anthias are swimming around the coral reef. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/16.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 10:19:26

Cornetfish: A group of cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii) zog vorbei. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 10:10:16

Moray Eel: This moray eel gets cleaned by a cleaning wrasse. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Monday, November 14, 2011 10:03:41

Frogdiver: Dive buddy with bottle riding Kermit the frog. His slave strobes are obviously working. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt, 14 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.0, 20 mm, ISO 400, Monday, November 14, 2011 09:39:56

Wreck SS Aida: The broken bow of the SS Aida which sank in 1957 is surrounded by many orange anthias. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 10.5 Fisheye, Little Brother Island, Red Sea, Egypt, 13 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/13.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, November 13, 2011 10:07:00

Wreck SS Numidia: The wreck of the SS Numidia which sank in 1901. What you don't see on that picture: Here on that corner the current was extremly strong. The bubbles did not go up, but stayed in a whirl in position. I had trouble swimming to the current shadow and almost threw away my big bulky camera. Also not good with a slight cold and decompression problems in my forehead. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 10.5 Fisheye, Little Brother Island, Red Sea, Egypt, 13 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, November 13, 2011 09:50:04

Anthias: Many orange and purple antias are swimming around the coral reef. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Little Brother Island, Red Sea, Egypt, 12 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 18 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 14:04:16

Surgeonfish: These fish are called surgeonfish because they have a sharp scalpel on both sides right before the backfin. They use it for defense. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Little Brother Island, Red Sea, Egypt, 12 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 14:02:34

Grouper: This grouper was just swimming away when I took this picture. That's the disadvantage of a wideangle lens. One has to get very close to the animals to fit them into the frame large enough. Some don't like this. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm, Little Brother Island, Red Sea, Egypt, 12 November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.0, 24 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 13:57:16

Egypt

Sea Turtle: A sea turtle taking a deep breath of air before diving on Daedalus reef. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 400 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:05:50

Dolphin: A pack of dolphins made a visit at Daedalus reef. That's because I was not in the water due to ear problems. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 06:53:26

Dädalus Reef Lighthouse: A new (left) and old (right) jetty lead to the lighthouse on Daedalus reef — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 06:01:13

Daedalus Reef Lightouse: This is the lighthouse on the Daedalus Reef with the long jetty. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/10.0, 75 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 14, 2011 06:19:22

Brother Islands Barracks: Barrack on Big Brother island with solar panels and radar. Somehow it reminds me of an abadonded mars station. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:47:49

Corkscrew Stairs: Inside of the lighthouse on Big Brother island these corkscrew stairs lead to the top. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/8 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:27:27

Brother Islands Jetty: The jetty with the small railway, a mastepiece of egyptian engineering. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:25:16

Brother Islands Lighthouse: The island 'Big Brother' with the lighthouse and the jetty. Both have seen better times — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 08:35:17

Brother Islands: The lightouse of Big Brother island with tree safari boats. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/5.3, 220 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:29:18

Sunset with Boat: The sun is almost gone while another safari boat arrives and looks for a safe anchoring place. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:06:03

Sunset Closeup: Telephoto image of a beautiful sunset on the sea at Brother Islands. The sun is setting behind distant mountains on the horizon. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/9.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:04:01

Man in Water: A man in the water tightening the ropes of the safari boats at Brother Islands. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:59:11

Boat Railing: A shot of the railing of our safari boat during sunset — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/11.0, 55 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:53:55

Brother Islands: Wide angle shot of the island 'Little Brother' and in the background 'Big Brother' during sunset. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:52:30

Brother Islands: The small island 'Little Brother' in the foreground and the bigger island 'Big Brother' with the lightouse and a safari boat in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 120 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:52:09

Valais

Simplon Pass Road: The road across the Simplon pass as seen from the from the forest at Rosswald — iPhone 4, Rosswald, 25 July 2011. Apple iPhone 4, 1/121 s, F/2.8, 3.85 mm, ISO 100, Monday, July 25, 2011 20:36:45

Scotland

Forth Bridge: Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 16:59:47

Forth Road Bridge: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 16:59:12

Dunkeld: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:47:06

Dunkeld: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/8.0, 38 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:45:31

Dunkeld: Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:45:03

Tay River: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/8.0, 42 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:43:59

Dunkeld: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/8.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:43:32

Dunkeld Cathedral: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:35:33

Dunkeld Bridge: Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/8.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:31:04

Dunkeld: Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:29:46

The Hermitage: Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/5.6, 56 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 15:08:38

The Hermitage: Nikon D3, 1/8 s, F/22.0, 28 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:57:24

The Hermitage: Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:55:14

The Hermitage: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/5.6, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:54:41

The Hermitage: Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:47:56

Tay River, Aberfeldy: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/8.0, 60 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 13:59:20

Tay Bridge, Aberfeldy: Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 13:58:38

Glenturret Distillery: Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/8.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:52:43

Glenturret Distillery: Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/8.0, 62 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:09:20

Glenturret Distillery: Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 45 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:08:30

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/101 s, F/3.2, 28 mm, ISO 1600, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:55:54

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/8.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:54:52

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 40 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:53:57

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/321 s, F/8.0, 31 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:52:32

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/8.0, 32 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:47:18

Dunfermline Abbey: Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/5.6, 45 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:38:35

Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 08:43:14

Edinburgh Castle: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 08:40:20

Cafe Keno: Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/5.6, 52 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 13:47:58

St. Mary's Street: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/5.6, 70 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 13:45:51

Royal Mile Shops: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/4.0, 31 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 13:41:02

Edinburgh Waverley: Nikon D3, 1/807 s, F/5.6, 60 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 12:40:08

Scott Monument: Nikon D3, 1/321 s, F/5.6, 34 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 11:59:24

Princess Street Gardens, Edinburg: Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/5.6, 52 mm, ISO 200, Monday, April 25, 2011 11:54:41

Vaults: Nikon D3, 1/2 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 6400, Sunday, April 24, 2011 14:36:28

Vaults: Nikon D3, 1/2 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 6400, Sunday, April 24, 2011 14:09:22

Niddry Street: Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 24, 2011 14:00:13

Niddry Street: Nikon D3, 1/402 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 200, Sunday, April 24, 2011 13:59:58

Whisky Museum: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/4.0, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:52:08

Whisky Museum: Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/4.0, 19 mm, ISO 3200, Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:48:09

Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/51 s, F/4.0, 25 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, April 23, 2011 21:13:42

Victoria Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 30 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, April 23, 2011 21:08:07

Apex City Hotel, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/20 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, April 23, 2011 21:01:26

Chain of Lights: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:56:36

Grassmarket Square, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/4.0, 25 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:55:07

Grassmarket Square, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/4.0, 25 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:54:07

Stairs at Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/13 s, F/8.0, 35 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:51:34

Grassmarket Square, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/4.0, 25 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:46:21

Ramsay Lane, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/61 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:31:58

Mound Place, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:29:52

Wash Bar, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:27:00

High Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:21:35

Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/31 s, F/5.6, 30 mm, ISO 6400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:17:58

Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/5.6, 17 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:10:58

Esplanade, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/1613 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:07:18

Sunset Castle Hill: Nikon D3, 1/201 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:03:43

Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/5.6, 30 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 20:00:09

High Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/5.6, 17 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 19:57:28

High Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 19:51:55

Edinburgh Castle: Nikon D3, 1/321 s, F/5.6, 25 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 19:41:14

Victoria Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/50 s, F/6.3, 30 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:51:28

Cockburn Street, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/6.3, 19 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:30:52

Halfway House, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/6.3, 32 mm, ISO 400, Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:28:46

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:58:28

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/26 s, F/6.3, 20 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:53:58

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/8 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:53:15

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:52:46

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/14 s, F/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:47:53

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/6.3, 17 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:44:15

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/13 s, F/6.3, 30 mm, ISO 3200, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:42:38

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Nikon D3, 1/10 s, F/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:40:06

FIRMM Meeting, KUK Aarau, 2011

Katharina Heyer: Presenting hockey shirts with FIRMM branding. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 21:18:24

Patrick von Castelberg: Surprise guest and singer Patrick von Castelberg. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/160 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:37:18

Patrick von Castelberg: Surprise guest and singer Patrick von Castelberg. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:37:05

Patrick von Castelberg: Surprise guest and singer Patrick von Castelberg. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:34:54

Patrick von Castelberg: Surprise guest and singer Patrick von Castelberg. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:34:32

Patrick von Castelberg: Surprise guest and singer Patrick von Castelberg. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:34:21

Paul Bieri: Director Paul Bieri is presenting his documentary about whales and dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar and about the life of Katharina Heyer. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/40 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 20:32:52

Diego y Eduardo: Autographing time with captain Diego and marinero Eduardo. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.5, 28 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:38:55

Dinner: It's dinner time! Everybody is hungry. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:12:41

Meat Plates: Plates with meat. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:06:55

Carrot Cake: What else in canton Aargau? Traditional carrot cake. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:06:42

Cakes: Big selection of delicious cakes. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:04:51

Cakes: Big selection of delicious cakes. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/2.8, 112 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:03:42

Dinner: It's dinner time! Everybody is hungry. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/15 s, F/2.8, 80 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 19:01:32

Katharina Heyer: Katharina Heyer at FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 18:28:25

Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm: Just arrived back from Namibia, Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is talking about the effects of climate change on the life in the Strait of Gibraltar. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 18:17:49

Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm: Just arrived back from Namibia, Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is talking about the effects of climate change on the life in the Strait of Gibraltar. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 18:15:07

Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm: Just arrived back from Namibia, Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm is talking about the effects of climate change on the life in the Strait of Gibraltar. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 18:08:10

Getting Flowers: Angela Solothurnmann is getting flowers from Katharina Heyer. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/100 s, F/2.8, 112 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 18:07:32

Angela Solothurnmann: Student Angela Solothurnmann of university of Basel is presenting her master's thesis about the family structure of pilot whales. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 17:58:27

Angela Solothurnmann: Student Angela Solothurnmann of university of Basel is presenting her master's thesis about the family structure of pilot whales. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 17:57:08

Katharina Heyer: Greeting speech by Katharina Heyer, founder of FIRMM. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 200 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 17:49:10

Katharina Heyer: Greeting speech by Katharina Heyer, founder of FIRMM. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/3.2, 92 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 17:17:04

Sandra & Stefan: Cashier Sandra and controller Stefan are taking it very precise. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 62 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, February 19, 2011 17:05:15

Visitors: The first guests arrive. : The cashier before the rush hour. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/80 s, F/3.2, 28 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 16:49:22

Diego y Eduardo: The captain Diego and marinero Eduardy of the FIRMM whale watching boats. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/3.2, 50 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 16:31:46

Cashier: The cashier before the rush hour. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/3.2, 70 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 16:02:27

Cashier: The cashier before the rush hour. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/3.2, 60 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 16:01:54

Dolphin Cookies: Dolphin shaped cookies made by Petra are used as decoration. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/60 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 15:31:10

Kitchen Personnel: The volunteering kitchen personnel are preparing the dinner in the kitchen. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/2.8, 48 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 14:57:25

Setting the Tables: Volunteers are setting up the tables and preparing for the 400 guests. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/125 s, F/2.8, 17 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 14:21:41

Toy Animals: Shopping booth full of toy animals, books and other gadgets. FIRMM meeting at KUK Aarau. Nikon D3, 1/200 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 1600, Saturday, February 19, 2011 14:12:53