Christian Wappl

Blue

Blue

Scorpions such as this Euscorpius sp. glow bright blue under UV light Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Location: Croatia Date: Jun 2018 Focal Length: 50 Exposure: 2 sec Aperture: f/10 ISO: 640

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Rainbow Blur

Rainbow Blur

The checkerboard wrasse (Halichoeres hortulanus) will follow people to pick off small prey that is disturbed by their footsteps. 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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Pastel Meadow

Pastel Meadow

Common poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) swaying in the wind. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Location: Gerasdorf, Austria Date: Jun 2021 Focal Length: 400 Exposure: 0.5 sec Aperture: f/40 ISO: 50

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Tarantula

Tarantula

The tarantula wolf spider (Lycosa tarantula) waits for prey at the entrance to its burrow. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Angle Macro Location: Cres, Croatia Date: Aug 2018 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 8 sec Aperture: f/4.0 ISO: 200

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Invader

Invader

Originally from North America, the invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) has replaced native crustaceans through much of Austria. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal-Fisheye Location: Helenental, Austria Date: Feb 2020 Focal Length: 15 Exposure: 10 Aperture: f/22 ISO: 1600

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Picasso

Picasso

I was waiting for a friend when I noticed that this silver birch (Betula pendula) I was looking at was looking back at me. I did not manipulate the tree in any way for the photo. Image details Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Location: Austria Date: Mar […]

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Nightfall

Nightfall

Night falls in the lagoon of Tahaa & Raiatea. 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: 15 Exposure: 1/10 Aperture: f/16 ISO: 1250

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Inkcap

Inkcap

The magpie inkcap fungus (Coprinopsis picacea) is an indicator for calcaerous soil and common in beech forests. Once the fruiting body is ripe, a process called autolysis dissolves the lamellae into a black liquid to release the spores. This liquid was used as ink in the past, giving the species its name.   Image details […]

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Shadow of Bora-Bora

Shadow of Bora-Bora

The island of Bora-Bora, exploited by the tourism industry, looms large behind a small coral islet bordering the lagoon of the neighbouring island Tahaa. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: RF24-105mm F4L IS USM Location: Tahaa, French Polynesia Date: Jan 2020 Focal Length: 105 Exposure: 1/320 Aperture: f/7.1 ISO: 500

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Medusa’s Lair

Medusa’s Lair

A group of marbled eels (Anguilla marmorata) rests in its daytime lair. These large fish can grow up to two meters in length. At dusk, they emerge from their hiding place and search for carrion, small fish and crustaceans. Image details Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Location: Tahiti, French Polynesia Date: […]

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