Hans Schoen

All the Leaves are Brown

All the Leaves are Brown

An Eurasian Lynx crossing a beech grove. Image Details: Date: November 13th, 2018 Location: Czech Republic Canon Gear Aperture: f 3.2 Exposure: 1/640 sec ISO: 1600 

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Going up the Country

Going up the Country

Going up the country is the title of a song by Canned Heat and for me a calling to go to the „wild“ north of Lower Austria – the Waldviertel – in autumn. The landscape is  characterized by large boreal forests dominated by spruces and mossy green granite rocks and boulders. You can get a […]

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Skywatcher

Skywatcher

It seems that this young wolf looks dreamy up to the sky and we can hear the howling in our minds, but in reality he only shakes the moisture of the dense fog out of his fur.  Image Details: Location: Czech Republic Date: November 10th, 2018 Canon Gear Aperture: f 3.5 Exposure: 1/1000 sec ISO; […]

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Success Story

Success Story

The Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) nowadays is very common and living close to human habitation. This bird has its origin in Asia and started its story of success to spread all around Europe in the 20th century. In the year 1943 it reached Vienna and in 1956 the first pair was seen on the […]

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Fading Season

Fading Season

Slowly the height of the season for insects has exceeded. The European Mantis is still active on warmer days with the last ambition to lay eggs for the next generation to come. It is always fascinating for me to watch and photograph these predatory insects. I had many individuals around my house in the last […]

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A Snail’s Last View

A Snail's Last View

A Slowworm (Anguis fragilis) on the hunt sneaking through the grass. These reptiles are legless lizards and mostly feed on snails, slugs and worms. Like most lizards they are able to shed their tail to escape from an enemy. Image Details: Canon Gear Location: Lower Austria Focal Length: 180 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/400 […]

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Prepare for Landing

Prepare for Landing

Migration has just begun. A common crane landing for roosting on its way south to the hibernation area.  

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Summer Splash

Summer Splash

A female Sparrowhawk came for drinking and bathing to a pool out in the forest.  

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Nature’s Force

Nature's Force

There were several thunder cells quickly upcoming on a warm summer day above the beautiful Amalfi coast in Southern Italy. Tourists all over the world like this place as one of those wonderful spots you have to see in your life. But within minutes these cells  fused to one enormous thunderstorm with endless lightning, cloudburst […]

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Moonlight Giant

Moonlight Giant

Luckily 2020 is a good year for the European Stag Beetle in our region. This giant among the family of beetles is listed in the IUCN red list as an endangered species and spends most of its life as a larvae in rotting wood. The impressive males with their enlarged mandibles fly mostly from late […]

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