The Isle of Fehmarn – Krummsteert-Sulsdorf Wiek

Day 135 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today was my second last day on the island of Fehmarn, and I paid another visit to the Krummsteert-Sulsdorf Wiek.

This time I photographed the base of the waterfowl reserve, which is located at the beginning of the protected area.

I was most fascinated by the play of clouds and the movements of the high reed, which swayed back and forth in the strong wind.

Lighthouse Marienleuchte, Isle of Fehmarn

Day 134 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s photo features the lighthouse Marienleuchte.
The lighthouse serves as a cross and orientation light for navigation in the Fehmarn Belt.

It is located about 1.3 kilometres southeast of the ferry station Puttgarden in the northeast of the island of Fehmarn.

The red-and-white striped reinforced concrete tower took over the functions of the neighbouring clinker brick building from 1831/32 in 1964.

Lighthouse Fluegge – Isle of Fehmarn

Day 133 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

The image features the Lighthouse „Fluegge“, located in the southwest of the island Fehmarn.
I photographed the Lighthouse during a sudden incoming rain shower, from a position approx 1,5km away from it.

The Lighthouse was opened in 1872.
After 44 years it was replaced in 1975 by a new tower. The tower was clad with red and white fibre cement panels due to damage to the outer masonry.

It has an octagonal shape and was built with yellow bricks. Its height is 37,5 meters, and it is equipped with a red lantern.

In the years 2009 to 2011, it was completely renovated. Since 2003 the Lighthouse has been a protected monument.

Isle of Fehmarn – Coastal Salt Marshes

Day 132 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I spent another day on the island of Fehmarn.

This time I visited the nature reserve Westmarkelsdorfer Huk, which is located in the north-east of Fehmarn.

Here you will find the ideal conditions for nature and landscape photography.

Especially the salt marshes found my attention,
These dry out almost entirely at low tide and cover the surface with a particular pattern.

Vanessa atalanta – Enjoying the autumn sunshine

Day 131 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I am still staying on the island of Fehmarn. The weather is fantastic and invites you to do nature photography. I visited again the nature reserve „Wallgau“ in the west of the island.

This time I concentrated on insects, where I caught this splendid specimen of an Admiral butterfly, which was busy grazing the autumn plants and flowers.

Fortunately for me, he always took long breaks on the flowers. So I had the time to choose an optimal angle for the shot.

I think I really succeeded with this shot!

Gallinago gallinago – Let us see what I get today for breakfast!

Day 130 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

The motive of this picture is the snipe, which I photographed in the nature reserve „Wallgau“ on the island of Fehmarn.

The nature reserve offers ideal conditions for wildlife photographers with its professionally designed hiding places.

From relatively close surroundings, you can observe and photograph the rich birdlife for hours.

Here the link to the website of the waterbird nature reserve „Wallgau“.

https://wallnau.nabu.de

I wish you much fun with a future visit!

Rana esculenta – Oh, look who’s watching

Day 129 of my 365 Photo Challenge

Another excursion to the local nature reserves on the island of Fehmarn

Today I discovered a pond full of frogs, which use the excellent weather conditions for extensive sunbathing.

In the beginning, it was not so easy to spot the little comrades on the water surface between all the plants. After I spotted the first one, it was a piece of cake!

It’s great to see how animals fit perfectly into their environment!

Araneus diadematus – Awaiting lunch to arrive

Day 128 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s photo shows the garden cross spider, which I discovered during my renewed visit to the Wallnau reserve of the German Nature Conservation Association along a circular path.

The cross spider was enthroned in the middle of the web and had a considerable size. Fortunately, spiders in Germany are known to be harmless to humans.

Anyway, I was very impressed by it!

Alcedo atthis – Just a little Rest

Day 127 of my 365 Photo Challenge. After almost 3 weeks without internet access, I can now continue publishing my photos for my 365 Photo Challenge. Today’s picture shows a kingfisher, which I was able to photograph in the nature reserve „Wallnau“ on the island of Fehmarn. The little comrade used one of the water level poles for an extended rest. Obviously one of his daily routine on his forays through his territory. Hope you like the little one!