Christian Wappl

Muddy Nursery

Muddy Nursery

After hatching, young spectacled caimans (Caiman crocodilus) are brought to shallow pools by their mothers. In these pools, they can learn to hunt and swim in relative safety. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Ikelite underwater housing Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Location: Guapil, Costa Rica Date: Jul 2016 Focal Length: 15mm Exposure: […]

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Sahara Sunset

Sahara Sunset

A darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae) crawls across the sands of the Sahara desert in front of the setting sun, leaving behind a characteristic trail. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Location: Mhamid, Morocco Date: Apr 2018 Focal Length: 15mm Exposure: 1/125 Aperture: approx. f/16 ISO: 800

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Breakfast’s Ready

Breakfast's Ready

In the cloud forest of the Galápagos islands, a male green warbler finch (Certhidea olivacea) regurgitates food for his chicks. Photo taken during a scientific study on the breeding behaviour of Darwin’s finches. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5DS Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender III Location: Los Gemelos, Galápagos […]

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Afternoon Nap

Afternoon Nap

After spending an an exhausting day foraging for food, this American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) decided to take a short afternoon nap. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5DS Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Location: Puerto Villamil, Galápagos Islands Date: Jul 2017 Focal Length: 300mm Exposure: 1/500 Aperture: f/8 ISO: 1600

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Death Awaits

Death Awaits

Malayan pit vipers (Calloselasma rhodostoma) are regionally quite common in southern Thailand. They are extremely well camouflaged, which can lead to people stepping on them and being bitten. I used a flash lying on the ground to emphasize the shape of this individual curled up among the leaves.   Image Details Camera: Canon EOS 5DS Lens: […]

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