Travel Tuesday: Tetrapods

Each of these tetrapods weights about 6 tons. They are used for saving the coasts from heavy surfs and breakers. You’ve already seen them in action in one of my last images taken on Heligoland.

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Monochrome Madness 4-43

 

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

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Travel Tuesday: Paparazzi

 

There are photographers around for taking photographs from the private lives of famous people (i.e. politicians, music or film stars and other celebrities) with-out their permission (often out of hides) for selling them to magazine publishing houses called yellow press. Here this kind of photographers is called paparazzi (plural).

When I was on Helgoland recently with my friends, we were kind of paparazzi, too 🙂 Our celebes were the wild living animals: seals and sea-birds.

The seal in the above image isn’t in danger. The line in front of the seal marks the edge of a small air-field and helps, to keep people out of the danger zone. Because seals can’t read, the two runways have to be checked before every use of the runway.  We also kept a distance of at least 30 m from them. Because of the chosen perspective and lens, it looks much shorter.

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Throwback Thursday: Terrazoo

 

Yellow-banded poison dart frog (Dendrobates leucomelas) / Gelbgebänderter Baumsteiger aus der Familie der Pfeilgiftfrösche

In January 2011, I was visiting a Terrazoo with some friends. Very interesting animals were living in the glass containers, called terrariums.

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