Landscape

Gentoo penguins on Danco Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Eselspinguine auf der Insel Danco, Antarktische Halbinsel 33

 

Gentoo penguins on Danco Island in Antarctica, with Quark Expeditions' ship, Ocean Diamond, in the background.

Gentoo penguins on Danco Island 33

 

Eselspinguine im Vordergrund mit der Ocean Diamond von Quark Expeditions auf dem Errera Kanal.

 

Location:Danco Island, Antarctica
Date:December 2012

Comment:
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Jasmund White Cliffs Autumn Kreidefelsen Herbst Ruegen Vorpommern Germany 32

 

The early morning sun illuminates the white chalk cliffs and the autumn beech forest in the Jasmund National Park on the island of Ruegen. In 2011, this forest was designated as an UNESCO Natural Heritage site together with severa other primeval and ancient beech forest fragments in Germany and the Carpathian Mountains.

white chalk cliffs and the autumn beech forest in the Jasmund National Park on Ruegen

 

Die Kreidefelsen und das herbstlich gefärbte Buchenlaub leuchten im früh-morgendlichem Licht. Der Nationalpark Jasmund und die zum UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe gehörenden Buchenwälder zeigen sich während der Laubfärbung von ihrer schönsten Seite.

 

Location: Jasmund, Ruegen
Date:October 2012

Comment:
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Wind farm rapeseed Raps Windrad Barth Vorpommern Germany 19

 

A long exposure transforms the wind farm near Dabitz at the Barther Bodden into a row angels standing in a field of rapeseed.

Wind farm near Dabitz at the Barther Bodden

 

Fast wie Engel wirken die Windräder auf einem Rapsfeld bei Dabitz am Barther Bodden  bei einer langen Verschlusszeit.

 

Location: Dabitz, bei Barth, MV
Date:May 2012

Comment: long exposure
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Megalithic Dolmen Nobbin Ruegen Vorpommern Germany 18

 

The megalithic dolmen at Nobbin is an immpressive, 34m long, burial site located only meters from a steep bluff leading to the Baltic Sea near Cape Arcona on Ruegen.

megalithic dolmen at Nobbin located only meters from a steep bluff

 

Im Morgenlicht erscheint, nur wenige Meter von der Steilküste des Tromper Wiek's entfernt, das Großsteingrab Riesenberg in Nobbin.

 

Location: Kap Arkona, Ruegen
Date:Apr 2012

Comment: at sunrise
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Buschwindroeschen Anemone Beech Forest Ostsee Baltic Germany 13

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa; Ranunculaceae) can be found in the thousands in the understory of northern German beech forests. On sunny days, the 2cm wide flowers of these perennial herbs track the incoming rays of sunlight and present themselves from their best side.

Wood anemone can be found in the thousands in the understory of northern German beech forests

In den nördlichen Buchenwäldern zeigen sich im Frühjahr besonders die Buschwindröschen (Anemone nemorosa) in voller Pracht. An sonnigen Tagen ist der Waldboden übersät mit tausenden „sonnenanbetenden”, weißen Blüten.

 

Location: near Stralsund
Date:Apr 2012

Comment: wide-angle
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Jasmund White Cliffs Kreidefelsen National Park Ruegen Ostsee Baltic Germany 12

 

Upon arriving at the white cliffs of Jasmund, we were privy to a beautiful scene: due to recent large-scale erosion, a great deal of chalk was suspended in the water. The current had mixed the deep blue waters from the open sea with the white coastal waters to fascinating spiral patterns.

Chalk suspended in water at white cliffs of Jasmund

 

Eine Besonderheit erwartete uns an den Kreidefelsen: durch die Witterung war das Wasser schwer beladen mit Kreide. Die ufernahe Strömung mischte dunkles und milchiges Wasser zu einem wunderschönen Farbenspiel.

 

Location: Jasmund, Ruegen
Date:Apr 2012

Comment: light/dark
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 
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