Rupert Kogler

Tiny and humble

Tiny and humble

A classic view but still one of my favorite landscape vistas in Austria during one of the best conditions I experienced there so far. Actually I was out looking for orchids in late afternoon light about ten kilometers away from Lake Almsee and intended to return home in the evening but finally I found myself […]

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Forest Feathers

Forest Feathers

Nikau Palm tree forest in New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park. Nikau Palms are endemic to New Zealand, and the only native palm there. Image Details Location: Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand Date: March, 28th 2019 Light: Sunny Camera: Canon EOS 5DII Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Focal Length: 16mm Exposure: 3.2sec Aperture: f22 […]

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Tones of Matter

Tones of Matter

A close-up shot of a small glacier up in the mountains of New Zealand’s Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. I like that I could witness the common three states of matter of water (the solid glacier, the liquid waterfall and the steamy clouds (which are in fact also liquid though)) and that these three states […]

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Devil’s Challenger

Devil's Challenger

The reflection of a swallow flying close above the surreal colored water of the Devil’s Bath pool. Image Details Location: Wai-O-Tapu, New Zealand Date: April, 09th 2019 Light: Sunny Camera: Canon EOS 7DII Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Focal Length: 105mm Exposure: 1/2000sec Aperture: f10 ISO: 640 Filter: –

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Cosmic Peter

Cosmic Peter

Actually I was always fascinated by the tiny water deformations Water Striders create with their legs, because these deformations can cause really stunning reflections but I never payed enough attention to them. This particular day I was actually waiting for some water birds but since the birds didn’t show up, I started playing around with […]

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Swell of Gold

Swell of Gold

The Hector’s Dolphins are among the world’s rarest and smallest dolphins and declared as endangered on the IUCN Red List. They can only be found in some waters around New Zealand. I was observing and photographing these absolutely amazing animals about six to ten hours every day for six nights on this particular beach and […]

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Crunchy Heads

Crunchy Heads

This particular frosty morning the fog above Lake Almsee was so heavy that I couldn’t see anything in the distance. So I decided to exclude the lake from my images and I moved to the other side of the water where I could get a glimpse of the peaks of the Totes Gebirge and I […]

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Remembering Bees

Remembering Bees

Meanwhile it’s actually a rather rare treat to watch a bee busy doing what they do best like this little diligent fellow. Should be much appreciated, since we all depend on them. Image Details Location: Mühlviertel, Upper Austria Date: March, 30th 2018 Light: Sunny at noon Camera: Canon EOS 5DII Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 […]

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Forest Glimmer

Forest Glimmer

A lonely Spring Snowflake catches the very last rays of the setting sun right at the edge of a pretty dark forest in Lower Austria. Image Details Location: Somewhere in Lower Austria Date: February, 27th 2016 Light: Sunset Camera: Canon EOS 7DII Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + Sigma TC 1401 Focal […]

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Blues Breaker

Blues Breaker

A lovely subadult Common Kingfisher lightens the rather cold and grey morning in the wetlands of Upper Austria. Image Details Location: Traun-Danube Wetlands, Upper Austria Date: August, 19th 2016 Light: Rainy Camera: Canon EOS 7DII Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + Sigma TC 1401 Focal Length: 420mm Exposure: 1/100sec Aperture: f4.5 ISO: […]

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