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Rolf Hicker (139 travel photos / pictures)

A collection of photos and pictures by travel, wildlife and nature photographer Rolf Hicker.

Picture of photographer Rolf Hicker Rolf Hicker is an award winning professional photographer who began his career in photography at the age of 18.

His images are regularly published in magazines like National Geographic, Readers Digest, Canadian Geographic and others. His impressive list of clients include companies such as: Porsche, Siemens, CTC, American Express, Holland America, Air Canada, McDonalds, CNN and many others.

Rolf is a specialist in Nature, wildlife and travel photography.
His main websites shows a large selection of his work:
Hicker's Travel Stock Photography -, travel stock photos and this one in german Rolf's Tier-, Reise- und Naturfotografie.

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Shipwreck Lake Huron Ontario Canada

The shipwreck of the schooner Sweepstakes rests at the bottom of the Big Tub Harbour in the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
The two masted schooner named Sweepstakes, was damaged off Cove Island in 1885. Prior to sinking the schooner was towed to Big Tub Harbour where it sank. Fathom Five National Marine Park offers ...
Lake Audy Sunset Riding Mountain National Park Manitoba Canada

Like a sheet of glass leading on from the end of the wharf, the water of Lake Audy in Riding Mountain National Park reflects the hues in the sky during sunset.
A beautiful scene at the end of a glorious day! Lake Audy is situated in Riding Mountain National Park, an oasis in the prairie lands of Manitoba. A popular fishing spot for northern pike and w ...
Mount Taranaki Sunset West Coast North Island New Zealand

Silhouetted by the setting sun at sunset, Mount Taranaki dominates the region of Taranaki with its 2,518 metre (8,261 feet) height along the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
A mountain steeped in geological and Maori history, Mount Taranaki is a stratovolcano situated near the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. As the focal point of the Egmont National ...
Rowans Ravine Vacation Destination Saskatchewan

Situated on the shores of Last Mountain Lake, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park is a popular vacation destination for locals as well as visitors to the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.
A popular destination situated less than an hour to the northwest of the city of Regina, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park draws large crowds of locals and visitors during the summer vacation. Wha ...
Cave And Basin National Historic Site Banff National Park Canada

A stream of sun light shines through the hole in the ceiling of the cave and strikes the beautiful blue water of the hot spring at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
The place where it all started ... the discovery of the Cave and Basin was instrumental in establishing the Canadian National Parks system in Canada. Banff National Park was the first National ...
Cape Foulwind West Coast South Island New Zealand

Boulders are pounded by the waves of the Tasman Sea at Cape Foulwind on the rugged West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
"Fitting boulders" litter the coastline of Cape Foulwind along the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The Tasman Sea with it's rough and relentless waves works at shaping these formati ...
Castle Butte Badlands Landscape Saskatchewan Canada

A landmark used for navigation over a century ago, Castle Butte is situated in the Big Muddy Badlands of Saskatchewan, Canada and is a prominent feature of the landscape.
Towering to around 61 metres (200 feet) above the ancient river valley and set in the landscape of the Big Muddy Badlands, Castle Butte is a relic from the last ice age. As a prominent feature ...
Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park BC Canada

A thundering waterfall which plunges a total of 380 metres to the Yoho River below, the Takakkaw Falls are the second highest waterfall in Canada and are situated in the Yoho National Park of BC.
As a popular tourist attraction in Yoho National Park of British Columbia, Takakkaw Falls attracts large crowds to this location regardless of the steep, winding road which leads to it. The wat ...
Sunset George Lake Killarney Provincial Park Ontario

A dramatic sunset scene over George Lake in Killarney Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination on the fringe of the Canadian Shield in Ontario, Canada.
A dramatic sunset sends light streaking across the surface of George Lake at day's end. A lake surrounded by the ancient smoothed rocks typical of the Canadian Shield, George Lake in Killarney ...
Picture Of Vancouver Island Dusk BC Canada

A clear sky at dusk with the final hues of the sun on the horizon illuminate the waters of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Dusk over the Broughton Strait seen from Vancouver Island looking towards the coastal mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
Camping Destination Marlborough New Zealand

One of the best camping destinations on the South Island of New Zealand is Titirangi Bay - surrounded by sheep and the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds.
Wake up to the sound of the water lapping at the beach, and the bleating of sheep at a remote camping destination in Titirangi Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. Titirangi Bay Campground, Marlborou ...
Northern Royal Albatross Otago Peninsula NZ

A majestic Northern Royal Albatross soars above the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the Otago Peninsula of New Zealand on wings which span up to 3 metres across.
With the wind beneath massive outstretched wings, a Northern Royal Albatross scans the water below at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand. Northern Royal Alba ...
Maori People Taupo New Zealand

A visit to the Wairakei Terraces near the town of Taupo on the North Island is an introduction to the way of life for the Maori People of New Zealand.
A culture which is fervently protected is that of the Maori people of New Zealand. The Wairakei Terraces offers the visitor an insight into that culture, as well as to experience its traditions. ...
Apricot Fruit Harvest Roxburgh New Zealand

An important fruit growing region of New Zealand is Central Otago and the town of Roxburgh where they also harvest apricots and cherries.
There's nothing quite like the taste of super fresh fruit straight after harvest. The region of Central Otago situated on the South Island of New Zealand is considered the country's fruit basket w ...
Mt Cook Canterbury New Zealand

The highest peak in New Zealand, Mt Cook stands at 3,754 metres, and towers above the glacier fed Lake Pukaki in Canterbury.
Mt Cook and the Southern Alps with Lake Pukaki in the foreground, Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
Maori Carving Wairakei Terraces New Zealand

On close inspection of a pou (totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo in New Zealand, you can see the intricate details of the carving and other features.
Pou (Totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand. This portion of the Pou shows the serpent form of the God of the Waterways.
Rock Art Gillespies Beach West Coast New Zealand

A spiral art design made of rocks on the warm sand of Gillespies Beach during sunset along the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
While waiting for the sun to set we explored the sandy beach and dunes - shaped by the Tasman Sea, then created a small work of art made from small white rocks found nearby. Spiral rock design ...
Ship Creek Westland South Island NZ

A beach fringing Ship Creek is littered with driftwood heaved over by the relentless waves of the Tasman Sea along the coast of Westland on the South Island of NZ.
Driftwood scattered on the beach at Ship Creek along Highway 6, the Glacier Highway, Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
White Island Volcano Bay Of Plenty New Zealand

Also known as Whakaari by the maori, White Island is New Zealand's only marine volcano situated in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island.
An exciting experience during a visit to New Zealand is to walk amongst steaming fumeroles, bubbling pools, and a highly acidic lake and streams on White Island in the Bay of Plenty. A sometime ...
Huka Falls Taupo New Zealand

The Waikato River (usually 100 metres across) squeezes through a narrow canyon 15 metres across creating the Huka Falls near the town of Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.
The final stage of the Huka Falls is the most impressive, where the Waikato River (having been squeezed through a narrow canyon) plunges over an 11 metre escarpment Huka Falls along the Waikato ...
Picture Of New Zealand Sea Lions

Adult New Zealand Sea lions prefer a sandy beach as a haul out location for resting and breeding - Molyneux Bay in the Catlins on the South Island is the perfect location.
Also known as Hooker's Sea Lions, the New Zealand Sea Lion is a rare and endangered species found only in the South Island and subantarctic islands of NZ. New Zealand Sea Lions, Phocarctos hook ...
Picture Auckland City Dusk New Zealand

The sun sets in dramatic style over the city of Auckland as dusk takes over at the end of the day on the North Island of New Zealand.
Auckland City and Sky Tower seen from Mt Victoria Reserve and Lookout in the suburb of Devonport on the North Shore across the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Ocean Waves Pacific Coast New Zealand

The constant pummeling of the Pacific Ocean waves along the Catlins Coast in the South Island of New Zealand results in some large waves.
Large waves along the rugged coastline of Curio Bay at the Fossil Forest along the Southern Scenic Route, Catlins, Otago, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Catlins Beach Sea Shell NZ

A beautiful paua shell washed onto the beach at Waipapa Point in the Catlins by the sea on the South Island of New Zealand.
Paua Shell on the beach at Waipapa Point in the Catlins along the Catlin's Highway, Southern Scenic Route, Southland, South Island, East Coast, New Zealand.
Northland Vacation Maitai Bay New Zealand

A popular summertime vacation destination for Kiwi's is Maitai Bay in the Northland region of New Zealand.
Northland is often dubbed the Winterless North by the locals and it's just that fact that makes Maitai Bay a popular location for a vacation on the North Island of New Zealand. With a campgroun ...
Australasian Gannet Juvenile Cape Kidnappers NZ

One of only three mainland Australasian Gannet colonies in New Zealand is found at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay.
An adult bird grooms a juvenile Australasian Gannet chick to rid it of the fluffy white down. The Cape Kidnappers Australasian Gannet colony is one of the best places to see the gannets who nes ...
Kaikoura Coast Aerial Picture New Zealand

The brilliant blue waters of the Pacific and the rugged coast of the Kaikoura Peninsula are dramatic contrast from an aerial perspective.
A different view of the scenic Kaikoura Coast is possible by taking a flightseeing tour with Wings over Whales. Although, the tours are mostly based on Whale watching and is a great way to get ...
South Bay Sunset Kaikoura Coast New Zealand

Even on a cloudy evening the sunset illuminates the sky and landscape of South Bay situated along the Kaikoura Coast on the South Island of New Zealand.
Overlooked by the Kaikoura Mountain Range, South Bay sparks to life under a partly cloudy sky during sunset. A famous destination in New Zealand, the Kaikoura Coast is one of the best places in ...
Mistaya River Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Under the watchful eye of the Rockies, Mistaya River rushes deeper into the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
A fast flowing river which escapes from its source - Peyto Lake and wends its way to the Mistaya Canyon and beyond. The Mistaya River has managed to carve out the canyon with its force - high wall ...
Punga Cove Resort Recreation Marlborough Sounds NZ

A perfectly clear pool awaits guests to the Punga Cove Resort situated in the pristine Endeavour Inlet in the Marlborough Sounds on the South Island of New Zealand.
Surrounded by lush native bush full of iconic tree ferns and overlooking the waters of Queen Charlotte Sound, Punga Cove Resort is a hidden gem nestled on the shores of Endeavour Inlet in the Marl ...
Footprints In The Snow James Dalton Alaska

A wintery scene of snow encased trees and a trail of footprints leading through them along the James Dalton Highway in Alaska.
The landscape surrounding the James Dalton Highway is a real winter wonderland after fresh snow fall. Animal tracks as well as human footprints are easy to see in the crunchy snow. The James Da ...
Sweet Briar And Lake Wanaka Central Otago NZ

Backdropped by the deep blue waters of Lake Wanaka, sweet briar roses grow profusely during the summer in Central Otago, New Zealand.
A delicate aroma emanates from this soft pink, cup-shaped flower which grows wild along the Haast Highway in Central Otago. When you stop along the road fringing Lake Wanaka to take in the scenic ...
Northern Lights Moon Dempster Highway Yukon

A full sky of dancing veils of light known as the Northern Lights looked on by the bright glowing moon along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory.
A light phenomenon called the northern lights (also known as the aurora borealis) are caused by the sun. They are actually caused by solar particles colliding with the atmospheric gases of the ear ...
Killer Whale Johnstone Strait British Columbia Canada

A lone male killer whale plies the waters of Johnstone Strait on a summer afternoon backdropped by the British Columbia coast mountains of Canada.
Surrounded by mountains, forest and water - Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a haven for nature lovers. The mountains and forests are home to a various of land dwelling mammals suc ...
Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs Utah USA

An ancient method of advertising or communicating is seen in the form of petroglyths at the Newspaper Rock Recreation Site in Utah, USA.
A panel of rock featuring maybe 2000 years worth of etchings or petroglyphs, Newspaper Rock preserves human activity and communications made between various native cultures. Newspaper Rock is s ...
La Push Washington Olympic Peninsula USA

The beaches of the west coast on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State in the USA such as La Push are stunning places to watch the sunset.
Under the care of the Quileute Tribe who have called the La Push and Olympic Peninsula area home for centuries. As well as the natural attractions of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State ...
Santorini Church Imerovigli Greek Islands

An icon of Santorini and the Greek Islands, the famous blue domed church in the village of Imerovigli is built in the cycladic architectural style.
Paradise is found in the Greek Islands - in particular on the island of Santorini in the village of Imerovigli. Being built on a cliff, the village of Imerovigli has a stunning view of the Aege ...
TSS Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Queenstown New Zealand

An excursion aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu departs from the town of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand.
With the Remarkables looking on, the TSS Earnslaw plies the cool waters of Lake Wakatipu between Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm a journey lasting 90 minutes. Commissioned on Octob ...
Kayak Adventure Guide Abel Tasman National Park

To learn the extensive history of Abel Tasman National Park, as well as to enjoy a safe kayaking adventure, it is a good idea to go with a guide.
The pristine coast of the Abel Tasman National Park is a great place for beginners to learn kayaking. Under the supervision of a guide you not only learn the basics and safety, but they also expla ...
Pacific Coast South Bay Kaikoura New Zealand

The Kaikoura Mountain Range sits above the mist as the sunset illuminates the Pacific Coast of South Bay on the South Island of New Zealand.
Dominating and looking over the Pacific coast of South Bay, the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain range (also known as the Kaikouras) raises gradually at first from the coastline to it's highest point of ...
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