Polar eating sea weed on the beach of Kvitøya in Svalbard above the arctic circle (Anette Mossbacher)
Journey to Svalbard, to the far north of Europe, above the arctic circle to encounter the northern Wildlife in their natural environment.
Wild Arctic in Svalbard also called Spitsbergen. It is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Most people I know asked me where on earth is this? Far north, nearly in the middle between Norway and North Pole, north the Arctic circle, around 74 – 81 degrees longitude. Wow, never been so far north and we went much further to the north with the boat!
Above a Polar Bear in Svalbard eating sea weed. Have learned that the Polar bears eat nearly everything when hungry. So better do not meet one on foot, you might get eaten! Usually the Polar Bears follow their “living food” with the pack ice. Some just miss the train and get stuck on Svalbard’s islands. Some others try to swim to the pack ice. Not all reach it and drown on their way, sadly. Since the pack ice melts more and more every year, means the longer the way it is to swim for the Polar Bears to reach “food”
How far can a Polar Bear swim to reach it’s normal food source, the seals, the pack ice …etc.?
… adventure, because we will venture into Namibia in a small group, visiting a variety of landscape gems that will make any ambitious photographers drool. However, this tour is open to photographers and non-photographers alike. A maximum of 6 participants will join the two Africa-experienced tour leaders, Anette Mossbacher and Christa Niederer, who – together – are a treasure-trove of knowledge where the country and photography are concerned. Accommodation will be in tents, allowing participants to experience nature with all senses as well as hotels and lodges.
Duration: 27 May 2014 – 10 June 2014 ( With all vacancies having filled up for the first tour, we have decided to offer a second tour ) Continue reading →
Picture of screen of one of my stolen image in Google images. Right click on your image in Chrome, click: Search Google for this image!
MY IMAGE HAS BEEN STOLEN? WHO STOLE MY IMAGE? WHAT DO I DO?
Oh, many ‘borrow/steal images’ on the Internet!
Call it: Picture stolen, stolen pictures, image stolen, stolen images, picture grabbed, picture theft… there are many forms how to describe a image infringement!
Imaging, the Internet covers the planet like a spider web!
Did you know, the Internet, you are now using, every body is surfing with sunglasses or not! That one, crosses borders without showing any passport or getting the ‘bags’ checked by the customs each time it crosses a border! Images pulled out in a website sitting in Australia, flipping in just 1-3 seconds into a website sitting in Europe, or from the US to Russia, Swissyland to Vietnam….etc.!! Wish I could travel that fast too!
… Abenteuer deshalb, weil wir in einer kleinen Gruppe eine breite Palette an verschiedenen Erlebnissen in dem dünn besiedelten Namibia ausloten wollen. Auf diese vielseitige Reise werden wir maximal 6 Teilnehmer mitnehmen! Mit zwei Reiseleiterinnen werden wir in zwei klimatisierten Geländefahrzeugen unterwegs sein, übernachtet wird in Zelten auf den Fahrzeugen, um die unberührte Natur mit allen Sinnen wahrnehmen zu können. Wir gönnen uns unterwegs aber auch mal eine Hotel- und Lodge-Unterkunft. Die Mahlzeiten werden eine ebenfalls breite Palette aufweisen, von der Hausmannskost der beiden Reiseleiterinnen bis zum Feinschmeckeressen im Restaurant.
Wann: 8. Mai 2014 – 22. Mai 2014 AUSVERKAUFT – SOLD OUT
Nach Ihrer Ankunft am Hosea Kutako International Airport fahren Sie in Ihre Unterkunft nach Windhuk. Der Rest des Tages steht zur freien Verfügung. Sehenswürdigkeiten der Hauptstadt Namibias sind z.B. die Christuskirche, die Alte Feste oder das Reiter-Denkmal. Continue reading →
Rhinoceros Hornbill ( Buceros rhinoceros ) flying over the jungle in Borneo, Asia (Anette Mossbacher)
Rhinoceros Hornbill ( Buceros Rhinoceros ) in flight over the Kinabatang river in Borneo. These birds are one of the largest hornbills. They can grow up to a size of 90 – 120cm and weight about 2 – 4kg. Their habitat range spreads over Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Singapore and southern Thailand. The Rhinoceros Hornbills are classified as Near Threatened through the IUCN Red List. Continue reading →
Lighthouse Pointe De St-Mathieu with the Military tower and Abbey in brittany, France. (Anette Mossbacher)
Great Landscape Photography in Brittany – France. Brittany – Bretagne in the north west of France has to offer so many possibilities for Landscape images. You might do not even know where to start. So I started from the middle from where we stayed
Lampaul-Plouarzel is a nice little town all the way to the west of Brittany. It has a few great Restaurants, fantastic Bakery and many more. The food is outstanding as it is in France. Continue reading →
…Luderitz, geeees, 30km before the town, I was asking my GPS: People actually live here? Sand where ever I looked, sand, dunes and more sand.
Arriving in Luderitz/Nambia was like driving in a little German town. It is not a big city, more a very small one in a sort of German style. Supermarket, gas stations all there. As well a very good Restaurant at the harbor! Stepping out of the car a heavy cold wind was greeting me. It was chilly. Was I glad when I saw that the shark island campsite had also chalets to rent. That was not quite a weather for sleeping in a tent! Not with just the blanket I got from the Jeep rental! The chalet was not to expensive, so why not. It had everything, kitchen, bathroom and 12 beds for my choice! View at the sea on one side, on the other side, view to the harbor. Very nice & clean. Must say, throughout Namibia the campsites get from me a 4 – 5 star rating. It was always clean and nothing missing at all. In Luderitz I stayed one night. Continue reading →
New fully responsive WordPress website with PhotoShelter integration. Diego Cattaneo has been designing for me a fantastic new website. He did all the ‘Alien talk’. Alien talk is for me the “css & html” stuff . Diego did a wonderful job. He integrated all, really all my little things I was asking for in the website. Not even only that, he did much more. He managed to make also my Photoshelter pages fully responsive. Nop, try the normal Photoshelter website on your Smartphone. Well, it opens, of course, but you need a magnifier glass to read the text!! Yes you can expand all writing on your Smartphone screen, but every site!! That is a bit pedantic, IMHO! We both have been digging in the Internet to find any info how to do the Photoshelter site responsive. There was only little to be found, but that did not work properly. Diego started to be a “Alien Whisperer” behind the scenes and viola it works. Hey it is working, yeah, check it out on your “Smarties”. Below more info from the Blog of Diego, or visit his blog. Continue reading →
arriving in Windhoek/Namibia late afternoon. My first encounter with Photography in Africa – Wildlife – sort of, a big sign of a Warthog. “Safari already, at the airport?” Nop, not quite. Next morning, 8am… yawn, the hand over of my rental 4×4 Jeep took about 1 1/2 hours. The company explains you everything, even the smallest thing you can imagine. Most important for me was the compressor to refill the tires with air again after off road driving. If you do not want to pump up your tires for about 30-45min per hand, rent a compressor! Off road, a large part of Namibia roads are gravel roads or real off road! Continue reading →