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Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. In 2007, only 19–26 wild leopards were estimated to survive in southeastern Russia and northeastern China. It was considered as one of the rarest […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

When I took this picture, I had the idea to create a Christmas atmosphere. The flower parts of the plant look like reddish stars, the seat symbolizes a candle and the butterfly looks like a yellow flame… Of course you need a little imagination to see it in this way. —————————————————————————- Als ich dieses Foto […]

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The Eagle has landed

The Eagle has landed

The Danube Delta with its endless expanses is a perfect habitat for the white-tailed eagle. ————————————————— Das Donaudelta mit seinen unendlichen Weiten ist ein perfekter Lebensraum für den Seeadler   Image Details   Location: Danube Delta, Romania Date: May 20th, 2019 Light: after sunrise Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Lens: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L […]

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In The Wet Meadow

In The Wet Meadow

In the wet meadows it sparkles and shines in the morning. It is the time when the butterflies are still sitting on the flowers in a calm and good manner…. Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) —————————————————————————- In den nassen Wiesen glitzert und glänzt es am Morgen. Es ist die Zeit, wo die Schmetterlinge noch ganz ruhig und brav […]

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Halloween Color

Halloween Color

Orange is the color of Halloween, orange also is the dominant color in this photo… This beautiful butterfly, the Queen of Spain fritillary, has settled in a typical Halloween ambience —————————————————————————- Orange ist die Farbe von Halloween, Orange ist auch die dominante Farbe in diesen Foto…dieser schöne Falter, der Kleine Perlmuttfalter, hat sich in einem […]

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Shorter Days

Shorter Days

The days now are getting shorter and shorter…. Some days the setting sun is colored in beautiful orange. Only few butterflies are sitting in the cold and dry grass, mostly Lycaenidae… Now it is the right time to play with photos in backlight. ———————————————————————————————————– Die Tage werden jetzt kürzer und kürzer…. An manchen Tagen ist […]

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Spiranthes spiralis

Spiranthes spiralis

After two years of unsuccessful search, I finally found it! Endurance is rewarded after all. The place could not be better for a pair of Zygaena filipendulae in love. I have never seen this nice orchid before…. —————————————————————————- Spiranthes spiralis with Zygaena filipendulae —————————————————————————- Herbst-Drehwurz mit Sechsfleck-Widderchen —————————————————————————- Nach zwei Jahren vergeblicher Suche, fand ich […]

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Black-headed

Black-headed

At our Photo Tour in the Danube Delta we could see also the Great Black-headed or Palla`s Gull. This place in the Delta is the most reliable place for this species where the first breeding was discovered in 2009. Normally This species breeds in colonies in marshes and islands from southern Russia to Mongolia. This […]

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Mantis Religiosa

Mantis Religiosa

At the end of summer begins the time of this very interesting insect. Especially in the east of Austria it is very common in the last years. The great variation in the coloration of M. religiosa from different shades of yellow, brown, green and sometimes black has been the cause of numerous hypotheses and studies […]

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Chalkhill Blue

Chalkhill Blue

The chalkhill blue (Polyommatus coridon) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. The males having pale silvery-blue upperside of the wings with a submarginal line of gray spots on the hindwings and a thin brown and white chequered fringe – for me a little beauty!   Image Details   Location: Burgenland, Austria Date: July2018 Light: morning light Camera: […]

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