Saturday, March 17, 2018

Eastern Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Östliches Bükk-Gebirge, Ungarn) (Keleti Bükk-hegység, Magyarország) 03.2018.


In March we visited the beech forests around Bükkszentlászló in the Eastern Bükk Mountains to photograph the early spring flora. Location: Bükkszentlászló. Date: 03.2018.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hortobágy National Park, Hungary (Hortobágyi-Nationalpark, Ungarn) (Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park, Magyarország) 10.2017.


We visited the Hortobágy National Park in late autumn and found a diverse invertebrate life in puddles. I took photos of these using an improvised aquarium. The local Hortobágy Wild Animal Park also offered an opportunity to see some members of the once-abundant megafauna of the Great Hungarian Plain. Along with other mammals, Przewalski's horses and Heck-cattle are kept here under semi-wild conditions. The Heck-cattle are part of an ongoing program to "breed back" domestic cattle to resemble their extinct ancestral form, the auroch. Location: Hortobágy. Date: 22.10.2017.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Baredine Cave, Croatia (Höhle Baredine, Kroatien) (Baredine-barlang, Horvátország) 09.2017


The Baredine Cave is located near Poreč in the western part of the Istrian Peninsula. Visitors can descend into a chamber 60 m below ground and see some specimens of the unique cave olm displayed in shallow rock pools. Location: Baredine Cave. Date: 07.09.2017.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Venice, Italy (Venedig, Italien) (Velence, Olaszország) 09.2017.


Venice is obviously not a nature photo destination, but I did manage to spot some wildlife and naturalized plants while on a short trip in September. Location: Venice. Date: 06.09.2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Panama City, Panama (Panama-Stadt, Panama) (Panamaváros, Panama) 07.2017.


In July 2017 we visited Panama City. South of the skyscrapers there are still relatively large but vulnerable mangrove habitats, called Los humedales de la bahía de Panamá (ecoregion of the South American Pacific mangroves). We took some photos of local species in Costa del Este and Palo Grande. Location: Panama City. Date: 24.07.2017.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Columbia River, Oregon, USA (Fluss Columbia, Oregon, USA) (Columbia-folyó, Oregon, USA) 06.2017.


I visited the Columbia River Gorge on a short trip from Portland. At the Boneville Dam, fish ladders with observation windows give a glimpse into the local fish fauna. Most notably, Pacific Lampreys can be spotted while the migrate. The local fish hatchery also displays gigantic White Sturgeons. Location: Boneville, OR. Date: 27.06.2017.