Christian Wappl

Landing Frigatebird

Landing Frigatebird

A juvenile magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificent) lands at its night-time roost at dusk Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5DS Lens: Canon EF 300 f/2.8L IS II USM Location: Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands Date: Mar 2018 Focal Length: 330 Exposure: 1/80 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 4000

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Four-Lined

Four-Lined

A four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata) rests on a piece of dead wood. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Angle Macro Location: Cres, Croatia Date: Jun 2019 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 1/160 Aperture: f/22 ISO: 125

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Scalesia Skies

Scalesia Skies

Stars shine through a gap in the canopy of the Scalesia cloud forest in the highlands of the Galápagos Islands. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5DS Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal-Fisheye Location: Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands Date: Feb 2017 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 25 sec Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 1000

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Two Suns

Two Suns

A wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) waiting for prey in its net on a summer day. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Angle Macro Location: Gerasdorf, Austria Date: Sep 2021 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 1/200 Aperture: f/32 ISO: 100

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Hungry Hermit

Hungry Hermit

White-spotted hermit crab (Dardanus megistos) searching for food at night. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal-Fisheye Location: Tahaa, French Polynesia Date: Jan 2020 Focal Length: 300 Exposure: 1/100 Aperture: f/14 ISO: 1250

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Sleeping Blue

Sleeping Blue

European common blue (Polyommatus icarus) at its sleeping place in an urban flower bed. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Angle Macro Location: Schwechat, Austria Date: Sep 2021 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 13 sec Aperture: f/32 ISO: 400

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Safe Retreat

Safe Retreat

Clark’s anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii) hides in a magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal-Fisheye Location: Huahine, French Polynesia Date: Feb 2020 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 1/125 Aperture: f/13 ISO: 1600

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Alien

Alien

The bizarre cone-headed grasshopper (Acrida ungarica) has eyes that wrap around its head. This is actually the back of its head. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM Location: Krk, Croatia Date: Aug 2018 Focal Length: 100 Exposure: 1/200 Aperture: f/20 ISO: 400

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Paper Mache

Paper Mache

Paper wasps (Polistes versicolor) at their nest Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro USM Location: Floreana, Galápagos Islands Date: May 2017 Focal Length: 100 Exposure: 1/60 Aperture: f/16 ISO: 800

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Spawning Time

Spawning Time

Common toads (Bufo bufo) spawning in an urban pond. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal-Fisheye Location: Vienna, Austria Date: Apr 2021 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 1/200 Aperture: f/16 ISO: 1000

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