ALABAMA HILLS on CHRISTMAS EVE 2018
This month's image was taken three years ago. It shows Cyclops Arch, one of the largest natural arches at the Alabama Hills right at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
We stayed at Lone Pine that night and we wondered why Santa Claus forgot to fill our [...]
The ocean's heartbeat
There is one place at Gran Canaria where you can feel the ocean's heartbeat: El Bufadero on the coast at the town of La Garita. It consists of two large bowls carved out of the basalt shoreline which are regularly filled by the waves rolling in from underneath [...]
From behind the water curtain
We took this image last year in early October. It shows Kvernufoss, the "little brother" of nearby Skógafoss. Kvernufoss is a stunning waterfall dropping 30 m into a narrow canyon. Its main attraction is the path running into a deep alcove behind [...]
Purple Lupines Fields at Vatnajökull National Park
A magic fairy must have woken me up in the middle of the night on June 30th, 2021. Steffen and I were not really happy when we got ready to bed at the "Potato Storage" (isn't it a funny name for a really cozy room!? ;-) ). We had been scouting the dense lupine fields in full bloom near a [...]
Happily ever after
They are the cutest little birds in Iceland. Each year during springtime, the Atlantic Puffins return to their nesting grounds along the coastline in search of their same old burrows. And after continuously tapping their bills together for a while and reinforcing their bond, the couples start raising a new [...]
City skyline towers of Dresden
It's been pretty much exactly ten years now that we took this image from our hometown. Instead of the usual classic city skyline view from the bridge (Carolabrücke) which crosses the river Elbe, we aimed for a rather seldom-seen perspective far away from any tourist attractions. [...]
Missing the US Southwest...
During the past 25 years there has never been such a long break between two US trips. It was in the late 1990s when Steffen and I started visiting the US, first separately and then as a couple from 2006 onwards. In most years we were there twice, but sometimes up to 3 times. [...]