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From snow-laden fields to scorching hot deserts, every trip is unique. Navigating unfamiliar alphabets, languages, and customs. Here are some of the stories behind the photos.

Oregon peaks


In the fall of the year we came across this beautiful mountain peak during our roadtrip. Crystal blue skies and a snow-laden mountain makes for a high-contrast scene.

This photo was taken using a 70–200 mm objective at 200 mm to only capture the peak of the mountain.

Kuykucha


Kuykucha: “lake of guinea pigs”. During our trip in Ecuador the skies closed and the rain fell upon us, this beautiful crater lake turned gray and the silhouette of three peaks of the islands appeared in dark contrast.

Tsé bighánílíní


Tsé bighánílíní: “the place where water runs through rocks”. In the very north of Arizona (USA) erosion carved out the Antelope Canyon, creating a narrow passage of smooth stone walls. Reflection of the light causes yellow, orange, and purple hues that creates this unearthly scene.

Pont de l'Université


Strolling along the Rhône on a hot summer day the bridge provides some much-needed shade. Opened at the start of the 20th century, it replaced an old ferry and served the scholars of the university.

Mount Hua


Close to the old capital of China mount Hua gives stunning views. While walking around the mountain we encountered a small building. In the courtyard of the building this dragon-bell-contraption stood out. Rain can be seen in the background.

Amblyrhynchus cristatus


The marine iguana is a species found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability to forage in the sea. This one posed for me on Tortuga bay (Santa Cruz Island) before entering the water. Notice that the tail is longer than the main body.

Kefalonia


During a trip in Greece the promenade of Argostoli showed wonderful colors as the sun poked through the clouds.

Crystal clear water


Close to Foki beach the shadow casted by this boat was clearly visible through the blue/green water.

Mainau


This butterfly was nicely visible in the Schmetterlingshaus. Notice the curled up proboscis. Photo taken using a 70–200 mm objective at 200 mm, on a crop sensor camera.