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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85: treasure hunt

This week’s theme at The lens artist is “treasure hunt”, Tina organized for us. So, what’s a treasure? I guess, some of us first think of gems, gold or other stuff considers as very valuable.

For me, my trip to the Seychelles Islands was such a gem.


For other people hunting or fishing is the hunt for a treasure


Finding a partner who shares your beliefs, preferences, and hobbies is finding a treasure.


But, also in nature, you can find a treasure.

But I guess, the most precious treasures we have, are our kids!


Take care!

26 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85: treasure hunt”

  1. Oh my, there are some incredible images/treasures in the set Andre! I laughed at your partner’s fishing outfit, was amazed at your waterfall and northern lights, and absolutely loved your closing image. Beautifully done!

    1. thank you so much, Tina. I only hunt with my camera. The lady with the tuna is the partner of a friend. While walking along the key a fisherman came towards us. As we were there with our cameras, one of us came up with that idea (just kidding around). But she was brave enough to take the idea seriously and asked him for one of his tunas for a photo. tadaaaa, we got a very funny image.

  2. A marvelous collection – treasures all over! Well done. And I agree – the most precious ones are our children.

        1. Most auroras occur in a band known as the “auroral zone”, which is typically 3° to 6° wide in latitude and between 10° and 20° from the geomagnetic poles. Yes, they occur around both poles. But, the most southern point of Australia is around -37°. So it’s far away from the auroral zone. It’s like Catania, Sicilia in Italy or Athens, Greece or Aleppo in Syria or Jackson, Mississippi.
          When having a very heavy aurora, it might be visible so far away from the pole. But, it’s really a rare situation. In 2011 I saw an aurora while in Bavaria, not far from the Austrian border. And it’s reported even from Iraq. Currently, solar activity is weak, so it hard to see an aurora, even in the inner auroral zone. And when the aurora is very strong, we get serious problems with our electricity. Think of the problems they had in Canada in 1989 as a result of a heavy solar storm.
          Having all thin in mind, the most southern point of Chile or Argentina are way better than Australia.

          1. Thank you so much for the info, I appreciate your explanation. We considered going to Alaska but during the heavy aurora season, the air fare was high. My sister and her husband went to Canada to see it and the photos show heavy aurora. When we consider again, we must take into consideration of the info you gave me. Thank you so mcuh.

            1. Alaska is a great place for seeing an aurora. Unfortunately, solar activity is very low at the moment. So, you need some luck for having an aurora with at least KP3 (a lower index means: not visible with the bare eye) and a clear sky (this is a necessity because the aurora happens very high in the ionosphere at about 125 km (~80 miles) above the earth. Here I wrote a bit more about the details:

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