This blogpost covers my four weeks on Fort Governors Estate at the South African Eastern Cape during my sabbatical. Expect lots of antelopes and vast landscapes. MORE
Beaches and seascapes are high on everybody's list. After a first version of my Top Ten beaches a couple of years ago I took the opportunity to update this blogpost after my sabbatical. Be prepared for beach beauty from Australia, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.
When speaking about South Africa and Cape Town there is one natural feature that everybody knows of: Table Mountain. It is the integral part of the mother city's backdrop and a stunning geological formation. In 2011 is was voted one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Cape Town is one of my favorite cities in the world. One of the reasons is its natural beauty with stunning geological formations like Table Mountain and Lion's Head. This blogpost is about Cape Town's best hike: The Lion's Head.
Sometimes I see a picture and get an idea for a new blogpost. This one was kicked off by the Addo Elephant Park. I flipped through my Lightroom gallery and looked for some "epic light" shots. Hope you like this little collection and let me know if anything looks familiar to you.
Climbing Ayers Rock, Australia, August 2001
You can easily see that these pictures at the start of my list are the oldest. They are film and diapositives from 2001 in Australia. We spent six weeks down under in Australia and New Zealand with a field trip from university and kicked it off with the red centre before joining the group. We climbed Ayers Rock (or "Uluru" as the Aborigines call it) on an early and very windy morning. Afterwards the sun came out and we circled the famous Australian inselberg. A stunning place to stand on top off and the first example for my best guided tours.
I started my photography year of 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark in January. After a day full of work I found some time to spent in Nyhavn, the old harbour of Copenhagen. I did some long exposure and it was very, very cold. Quite liked the result of the smooth water in Nyhavn in this pic. Find our more about my "At night" work. If you are interested in some more Copenhagen images click here.
I found a leaflet of Meerkat Adventures during our stay in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. And off we were on the next and very early morning for a sunrise with the meerkat family. It was one of the best tours on animals I did in my whole life! You sit only 5 m away from their barrow and enjoy their morning routine (which is basically getting their belly warmed up by the sun before going off foraging for the rest of the day). After the morning routine you would not be able to find them during the day anymore due to the high bushes. There is no spot in the world to get a similar experience that close without disturbing them. Find out more about my South Africa trip via this link.