Veil Falls in the Ammer Valley

Today, I spent a visit to the Veil Falls in the Ammer Valley. The Ammer Valley offers great opportunities for almost all photographers. Let be Landscape photographers, wildlife photographers or Nature Photographers. Within 40 meters I was able to capture photos of birds, mushrooms or waterfalls.

Here I provide for you a small selection of the captured images. I will post further images as soon as I have processed them all back at home. Until then, I hope you enjoy the images!

Dipper, taking a rest on a branch in the Ammer river bed.

Close up of the Schleierfälle, taken with a Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 Lens

The Isle of Fehmarn – Impression from the Northern Coast

Day 137 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

This time, another Sea view of the Isle of Fehmarn.

For this image, I visited the northern coast of Fehmarn. Long and empty beaches were inviting for endless walks.

There, you can feel the flair of the Baltic coastal landscapes, particularly intensively.

I especially liked the in the wind moving grass of the beach, which contributed to the idyllic atmosphere.

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!

Anas platyrhynchos – Mallard Duck enjoying Life

Day 125 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After my tour in the Ötztal valley, I went on to the Franconian Forest in the district of Kronach in Upper Franconia.

Today’s tour led me through the Langenau Valley, where an extensive network of hunter’s trails runs through the forest.

At one of the small lakes, I came across a group of mallards, which had settled down there.

After I had positioned my camera with my telephoto lens, suddenly 2 of the ducks moved towards me.

They showed no shyness at all as if I was their parents. Very unusual, as the place is not or only slightly frequented by people.

So I had the good fortune to photograph the ducks at close range. Sometimes I had to increase the distance to the ducks again and again because I could not capture them entirely in the viewfinder with my telephoto lens (Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6 VR).

I was practically pressed by the ducks, a dream of every nature photographer.

Have fun looking at the photo.

Rain clouds over the Stubaier mountains

Day 118 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After a rainy night, the weather cleared up in the morning, and nothing more stood in the way of my tour to the Schwarzseekogel (2931 meters). But it must be noted that the weather forecast predicted rain again already at 14:00.

The ascent was via the Giggijoch (2200 meters), the Rotkogel hut (2660 meters) along the Schwarzsee to the summit of the Schwarzkogel.

Unfortunately, I could not reach the summit because of the heavy rain.

Nevertheless, I managed to take pictures of the opposite mountain range during the ascent, which were partly covered by the rain clouds.

A spectacle of a particular kind!

The photo shows Windacher Daunkogel (3330 meters), which was hiding in the clouds, as well as the Wilden Leck (3359 meters) in the left part of the picture. In the right part of the photograph, the Stubaier Wildspitze (3341 meters) rose.

I have to say that today I find it especially difficult to carry the heavy camera equipment in addition to the high mountain equipment.

You just notice that you are getting old slowly!