Raimund Brandstätter

Mother Love

Mother Love

It is always touching to see how lovingly mothers in nature treat their little ones. One should also not get too close to the swans when they are out with the chick ————————————————————— Es ist immer wieder rührend anzusehen, wie liebevoll Mütter in der Natur mit ihren Kleinen umgehen. Man sollte den Schwänen auch nicht […]

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Race to the Top

Race to the Top

And the winner is… the Rosalia Longicorn (rosalia alpine). It won the Race to the top against the Tachina Fera. Because of its protection at European level, the Rosalia Longicorn has become a matter of general interest. Its image appears on stamps and as a logo in magazines and nature parks in various countries ———————————————- […]

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Wild Narcissi

Wild Narcissi

The wild narcissi decorate the spring countryside in Ausseerland – Salzkammergut. It transforms the idyllic alpine region, from the Dachstein, Loser and Toten Gebirge into a fragrant sea of flowers. Yellow, white and green as far as the eye can see. At the end of May every year the traditional narcissi festival takes place in Ausseerland. […]

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The Ghost

The Ghost

The Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) is famous for its unpredictable appearance; in many localities it has been seen just once. It is found in beech, oak, pine and spruce forests on base-rich soils. It is a rare and critically endangered plant in habitat, and is believed to be extinct throughout much of its former range. […]

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Flying Rarity

Flying Rarity

The Polyommatus damon has become a very rare butterfly in eastern Austria. More and more habitats have been lost over the years. So it is all the more wonderful that I can photograph these beautiful butterflies not far from Eisenstadt every year. It took me a long time to get a reasonably sharp eye on […]

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One of the rarest

One of the rarest

One of the rarest orchids in bogs, which are so small that you can hardly find them, the yellow widelip orchid (Liparis loeselii). This year it was finally possible to take a picture of her… and what could be better suited to her than this inhabitant of raised bogs and wetlands, the lesser marbled fritillary […]

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Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes

The Niobe Fritillary is already quite rare in our country. So it was all the more wonderful that just on my birthday dear friends of ours found a small flower meadow where some of these beautiful butterflies were still flying. In the evening when it was getting cooler, my wife’s good nose helped us to […]

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Little Monster

Little Monster

The young Eurasian coot look like little monsters in their first weeks of life. It is fun to watch them swimming next to their parents and begging for food… ————————————————— Die jungen Blässhühner sehen in ihren ersten Lebenswochen wie kleine Monster aus. Es ist lustig sie zu beobachten wenn sie so neben ihren Eltern schwimmen […]

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Neptis Sappho

Neptis Sappho

The common glider is a butterfly from the nymphalid butterfly family. It is the only species of gliding butterfly that is native to Europe. They reach a wingspan of 40 to 46 mm. During the day they are very restless and without a break, so that only very early in the morning you will be […]

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Yellow Swallowtail

Yellow Swallowtail

Just in time with the first orchids, the first large butterflies can be found on the meadows. One of the most beautiful of these is the yellow swallowtail. Here it has taken its place on one of the largest orchids in our area, the lady orchid. ———————————————- Pünktlich mit den ersten Orchideen sind auch die […]

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