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Sunrise Rannoch Moor

Scottish sunrise over Rannoch Moor in the Highlands of Scotland.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Snowcapped Mt McKinley

A glimpse at the snowcapped Mt McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
During a scenic flight which started in overcast weather at Kantishna airport in Denali National Park we climbed up to the tops of the massive Denali mountain range and finally the snowcapped peak ...
Playful Bears

A couple of playful grizzly bears on the banks of Naknek Lake in Alaska, USA.
While waiting for the path before and behind us to cleared of bears we watched this pair of younger bears playing around in the shallow waters of Naknek Lake.
Rannoch Mhor Sunrise

A bright Scottish sunrise over Rannoch Mhor in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Glamis Castle Scotland Highlands

The ancient Glamis Castle in the Highlands of Scotland.
Glamis Castle in the southern parts of the scottish highlands is one of the castles Shakespeare used in his drama Macbeth. Here it is said that Duncan killed Mac and Cador. beth, the Than of Glamis and Cawdor ...
Slot Canyon Arizona

Light reflects on the intricate grooves on the walls of this slot canyon, Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA.
The not-so-secret-anymore slot canyons of Page, Arizona are providing a wealth of light situations for the photographer. While wandering around the narrow canyons the everchanging light situation encourages ...
Cawdor Castle

The green gardens of Cawdor Castle are well worth a visit.
Cawdor castle is the second castle in Scotland claiming the place to be where Shakespeares Duncan killed Macbeth. In reality Macbeth was killed in the battle of Elgin, some 30 miles away. Today the ...
Brooks Falls Grizzly Bears

A couple of Grizzly Bears fishing for salmon in Brooks Falls.
Every year in July the grizzly bears gather on brooks falls in Katmai NP to catch the spawning salmon in the Brooks falls. The spectacle attracts a lot of photographers and bear lovers from all around ...
Bear Cub

Small Cub Trotting Behind His Family in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA.
While watching the bears in Katmai NP a mother with 4 cubs came wandering just beneath the safe viewing platform. Sadfully it is not unusual that the male bears are killing and eating the cubs, especially ...
Denmark Fishing Boats

Small fishing boats on a sandy beach in Stenbjerg, Denmark, Europe.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Bindalm Bavaria

Hiking trail in the Alps of Bavaria near Berchtesgaden enroute to Bindalm.
The lovely surroundings of the well know town of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria are inspiring for hikes and day tours all around this nice little town. This view was taken during a hike in the Hintersee ...
Culross City Hall

The City Hall building of the small fisher town of Culross, Fife, Scotland, Europe.
On coast of the scottish region Fife, just across Edinburgh and not far from Stirling, lies the ancient small fisher town of Culross. The old town with its small houses and cobblestone streets as well ...
Water Lily

Water Lily in a small pond
A delicate pink water lily blooms in a small pond on a warm summer day.
Edinburgh Scotland Overview

The city of Edinburgh Scotland seen from the viewpoint on Calton Hill.
From Calton Hill above Princess street one have the best overview over the whole city of Edinburgh, the scottish capital.
Hebridean Islands

The sea between the Hebridean Islands in Scotland, Europe.
In the afternoon light the sea between the hebridean islands shines like quicksilver. This light is very common on the Isle of Skye which adds to the mysthical attraction this island has.
Sunset Mood

The rocky beach on Denmark's West Coast sets the mood for a quiet sunset evening.
During an evening stroll around the boats in the sandy and rocky harbor of Vorupoer, Denmark, one can enjoy the warm light of the sunset, the fresh ocean breeze and the smells of sea and fish.
Vorupoer Harbor Denmark

Fisher boats on the sandy Harbor of Vorupoer in Denmark, Europe.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Alert Bay Canada

Totem Poles adorn the Namgis Burial Grounds in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
One of the most impressive collection of authentic totem poles are to be seen in the small town of Alert Bay in Johnstone Strait off Vancouver Island. These poles are guarding the graveyard of the town ...
Loch Linnhe Scotland

Side arm of Loch Linnhe near Glencoe in Scotland, Europe.
This pretty scenery unfolds beside the highway if you are driving a scenic detour from Fort William to Glencoe.
Vorupoer Harbor

Small fishing boat at sunset in Vorupoer harbor in Denmark, Europe.
When the sun is setting at Denmark's west coast, the sandy beach harbor of the tiny fishing community of Vorupoer is bathed in warm light. Old fishing boats, strolling tourists and the smell of sea ...
St Andrews Beach Scotland

A brooding sky above the castle ruins on St Andrews Beach in Scotland, Europe.
Golfers may know St.Andrews as the city, where their sport was invented. But not only golfers come to St.Andrews these days. The heritage in this city, including the castle high above the sea and the ...
Wrangell St Elias Alaska

Sunset over the volcanos of Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska, USA.
The chain of volcanos in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park in Alaska glows in the evening light. Mt Sanford and Mt Wrangell can be seen.
Alaska Sea Otter

A Sea Otter In Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.
Sea otters are a common sight in alaskan waters. This particular one was looking lazily at our boat when we cruised resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska.
Tufted Puffin Alaska

Funny birds like the Tufted Puffin are a common sight around the waters of Alaska, USA.
The funny looking Tufted puffin is one of the most loved birds of Alaska. Every visitor wishes to see one of these little birds when he cruises the waters of Alaska.
Midnight Sun Yukon

The Midnight Sun reflects on a pond near Beaver Creek in the Yukon, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Grizzly Bear Welcome

A Mother Grizzly Bear with her Cub are the welcoming committee for visitors to Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA.
When arriving in Katmai's Naknek Lake airport by floatplane it is very common to be greeted by a bear. These two, a mother with her cub, spend the whole morning on the beach between the planes, giving ...
Danish West Coast

Fisherboats at sandy beach along the Danish West Coast.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Loch Etive Scotland

Rhododendron Flowers In Glen Etive.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Scottish Sunrise

Sunrise In The Rannoch Moor Near Fort William
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Italy

The world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Europe.
This section of the base of the crooked tower shows actually how crooked the tower really is. After undergoing extensive restoration and stabilization during the last few years the tower was secured ...
Dawson City Museum Yukon

The 1901 neo classical building which houses the Dawson City Museum in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
The city museum in Dawson City has a lot of displays to offer about the famous and notorious gold rush times in the late 1800s in the Klondike.
Glenfinnan Monument Scotland

Glenfinnan Monument situated on the banks of Loch Shiel, commemorates the start of the Last Scottish revolution.
Here at the Glennfinnan Monument at the banks of Loch Shiel, Bonnie Prince Charlie set foot on Scottish soil in 1745 to lead the last Scottish revolution against the English rule so far. The place ...
Denali National Park Alaska

The stunning midnight light over Wonder Lake and Mt McKinley, Alaska, USA.
Although Mt.McKinley is notorious for being shrouded in clouds it usually comes out for some time between dusk and dawn. This is particularly true during the light nights in the summer, when it is ...
Sandy Harbor Jutland

A close up of a fishing boat on the sandy harbor of Vorupoer in Jutland, Denmark, Europe.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Scotland Castles

Sunset Light At Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The spectacular scenery of Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire even gets more dramatic during sunset or sunrise. Only then the castle, sitting on its rock high above the windy north sea, ...
Danish Coast Denmark

The rocky Danish coast at sunset over the North Sea in Denmark, Europe.
This rocky part of the usually sandy beach on denmarks west coast gives a perfect foreground to enjoy the sunset at the sea.
Glen Etive Creek

Loch Etive
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. On the banks of a creek one can really enjoy the lovely scenery.
Scottish Castles

Caerlaverock Castle in a marshland in the south of Scotland, Europe.
The unusual triangular castle of Caerlaverock near Dumfries in southeast Scotland is well worth a visit. The castle was thanks to it's shape and location nearly unbeatable and was only destroyed after ...
Rannoch Moor Sunrise

Sunrise in the Rannoch Moor near Fort William in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experiences a visitor to Scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Angels Castle Rome

The late afternoon light on shines on the St Angel Castle in Rome, Italy, Europe.
Late afternoon light on the angels bridge leading to angels castle, Rome Italy. The castle was an old fortress during the medieval times and was renamed angels castle after the archangel Michael was ...
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