Nature

Monumental Revival

06
Sep
2014
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Wild West - USA
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

It has been long, very long since the last post appeared on MWTTL.com. Many things happened in between, among them a change of home base from Dubai to Mexico.

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Elections in Paradise

17
Nov
2013
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Maldives must be close to the paradise
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Politics is not the first thing which comes to your mind when thinking of the charming islands in the Indian Ocean. You might remember that the Maldivian Parlament once held a meeting under water to make a statement against global warming.

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Just call me Dragonfly

16
Aug
2013
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Dragonfly
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

This gentleman (or is it a lady?) I met in Bernried (Germany) belongs to a family with more than 5,000 different species. Although they live all around the world they standout. I bet you remember yourself or someone else of your family pointing at one while saying “Look there! How beautiful.”

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Shark Attack

03
Apr
2013
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Shark above your head
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

I shot a shark. Well… a photo of a shark in the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (USA).

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Arachnophobia

30
Jan
2013
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Spider in Thailand
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

There are some creatures everyone likes – honeybees, butterflies, ladybirds, but others have a bad reputation. Spiders belong to them. As I am personally more afraid of frogs (believe it or not), I can only guess why many of you might have some difficulties in appreciating the picture of this post.

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On your marks, get set, go! Happy 2013.

30
Dec
2012
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Camel Race in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

No matter in which timezone you live, there are only few hours left until you can start the new year 2013.

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Canvas vs. Celluloid

13
Oct
2012
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Piece of Art from the Sky
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

For centuries, paintings – next to literature – were the only way to capture and document historical events, landscapes or people.

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Under the Sea

08
Sep
2012
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Under the Sea in Mozambique
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

None of my travels so far was geared towards diving, but every now and then coincidence brings me to wonderful diving spots.

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Who Let The Dogs Out

24
Jul
2012
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Two Dogs
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

In April this year I spent one day in Melaka (Malaysia). A beautiful town where Chinese and Malay history is influenced by Dutch and Portuguese colonial culture.

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Wait and See

11
May
2012
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Monkey having a break
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

How was your last vacation? Two thousand kilometers in ten days? Four countries in three weeks? Whole Latin America in a month?

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Dazzling Dolphins

22
Dec
2011
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Dolphins in Oman
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

About eight weeks back, I once again visited Oman with friends. This time, we toured the rocky part of the country called Musandam. Shipping through the fjords, sightings of dolphins is in principle nothing unusual.

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Come and kiss me!

22
Nov
2011
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Close-up camel
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Forget Bentleys and private jets. When you live in the middle of the desert, what you need is a good camel.

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Two in ten thousand

12
Oct
2011
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Sea Turtle - Oman
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

She is definitely exhausted. Still, after she has laid her eggs she hurries back to the ocean before the sun glimpses on the horizon. Maybe it’s pride that gives her all that energy.

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Lucky to see an Arabian Oryx

26
Sep
2011
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Arabian Oryx
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Close encounters with bigger animals are always exciting. Even more so if they happen surprisingly like when suddenly this Oryx was standing in front of me in the desert (United Arab Emirates).

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Eye-to-eye with the jaguar

11
Sep
2011
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Jaguar - Pantanal/Brazil
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Wow, what an encounter. Drifting in log boat down a river somewhere in the Pantanal (Brazil), I suddenly looked into the face of a female jaguar. It was a short moment of eye-to-eye before the lady followed her cub.

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