Moorish Architecture In The Heart Of Andalusía

Antequera plaid an important role in ancient and in modern times of Andalusia in Spain as well.

The Moorish fortress, roman baths are the prehistoric ensemble that has been declared World Heritage Site.

I learned on our visit to Andalusia in Spain that it doesn’t have to be inevitably the grand Alhambra of Granada to find ancient remnants of the Moors in Spain. We found the quaint historical town and World Heritage Site of Antequera coincidentally, when we returned from visiting the nearby natural reserve of El Torcal. Continue reading “Moorish Architecture In The Heart Of Andalusía”

Lake Panic Camouflage Artist | Lake Panic Tarnungskünstler

Marcelle’s Wildlife Photography:
Lake Panik Camouflage Artist, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Marcelle’s Wildtier Fotografie: Lake Panik Tarnungskünstler, Kruger Nationalpark, Südafrika

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One of the most beautiful places for birders is Lake Panic in Kruger National Park, South Africa, where we spent hours to get the perfect shot of a kingfisher who was diving to catch fish like a kamikaze head-on into the water just a few meters in front of the bird hide. We didn’t get the shot the way we’d hoped for, so we’ll have to go back (which is a good excuse to visit our favorite place again anyway).

This juvenile Rufous Night-Heron surprised me when it extended its neck like a telescope. In difference to the adult Rufous Night-Heron or Nankeen Night Heron as it’s also known, its plumage is heavily spotted and streaked all over with buff, brown and white, whereas the adult bird has reddish-brown upper parts and black cap and develops long white plumes on its head during breeding season.

Being a night hunter we were lucky to see it awake close to the water during daytime. Watch how it blends in with its neighbouring branch perfectly!

Camouflaged Heron

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Lake Panic, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Einer der besten Orte für Vogelliebhaber ist der Lake Panic im Kruger National Park, Südafrika, wo wir mehrere Stunden verbrachten, um das perfekte Foto eines Eisvogels zu nehmen, welcher wenige Meter vor unserer Vogelbeobachtungshütte wie ein Kamikaze kopfvoran mehrmals ins Wasser schoss um zu fischen. Das erhoffte Foto gelang uns nicht, weshalb wir zurückkehren werden müssen (so oder so eine gute Entschuldigung, unseren Lieblingsort wieder zu besuchen).

Der Rufus Nachtreiher überraschte uns wie er seinen Hals wie ein Teleskop verlängern konnte. Im Unterschied zum erwachsenen Rufus Nachtreiher oder Nankeen Nachtreiher wie er auch genannt wird, ist sein Gefieder getupft und lederfarben, braun und weiss gestreift, wobei der ausgewachsene Vogel einen rot-braunen Oberkörper mit einer schwarzen Kappe hat. Während der Brutzeit entwickeln sich lange weisse Feder auf seinem Kopf.

Da der Nachtreiher ein nacht-aktiver Jäger ist, war es ein Glück, dass wir den Vogel während des Tages wach nahe beim Wasser sahen. Beachte, wie gut er mit dem Ast neben ihm einblendet!

Camouflaged Heron

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Marcelle's Wildlife Photography: Lake Panik Camouflage Artist, Kruger National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Wildtier Fotografie: Lake Panik Tarnungskünstler, Kruger Nationalpark, Südafrika

Marcelle's Wildlife Photography: Lake Panik Camouflage Artist, Kruger National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Wildtier Fotografie: Lake Panik Tarnungskünstler, Kruger Nationalpark, Südafrika

Big Sky Of South Africa | Endlose Weiten Südafrika’s

Marcelle’s Photography:
Big Sky Of South Africa
Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, South Africa

Marcelle’s Fotografie:
Endlose Weiten Südafrika’s
Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, Südafrika

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‘Big Sky’ is normally used as a term describing the sky over the vast wide empty space in Montana, United States. As we travelled the Karoo in South Africa this term crossed my mind as well, all the while as I was admiring the arid landscape which stretched on endlessly.

Karoo, South Africa

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Mit ‘Big Skies’ ist normalerweise der sich unendlich bis zum Horizont erstreckende Himmel über Montana in den USA gemeint. Diese Beschreibung passt jedoch auch ganz gut für die Karoo in Südafrika, ging mir durch den Kopf, während ich bei unserer Durchreise die unendlichen Weiten der ariden Landschaft bewunderte.

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Marcelle's Photography: Big Sky Of South Africa Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Fotografie: Endlose Weiten Südafrika's Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, Südafrika

Marcelle's Photography: Big Sky Of South Africa Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Fotografie: Endlose Weiten Südafrika's Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, Südafrika

Marcelle's Photography: Big Sky Of South Africa Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Fotografie: Endlose Weiten Südafrika's Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, Südafrika

Marcelle's Photography: Big Sky Of South Africa Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, South Africa Marcelle's Fotografie: Endlose Weiten Südafrika's Karoo National Park and Camdeboo National Park, Südafrika

 

Eye To Eye With A Leopard | Auge In Auge Mit Einem Leoparden

Marcelle’s Wildlife Photography:
Leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Marcelle’s Wildtierfotografie:
Leopard im Kruger National Park, Südafrika

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I was stunned about the orange coloured fur of this leopard who lay relaxing in the fork of a tree. What to me didn’t look comfortable at all, seemed to be perfectly fine for this male leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

After a few minutes he woke up as if he felt our stare and lifted his massive head to glance at us with a majestic look. The thrill went down my spine when I was eye to eye with this proud wild cat.

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Most Beautiful Of The White Villages In Andalusia, Spain

Steep cobble-stoned streets meander between white-washed houses, decorated with colorful flowers. From the ‘ prettiest village in Andalusia ‘ a breathtaking view stretches over the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean sea, while it lays peacefully at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, just a hundred meters over sea level.

Narrow pathways lead through the medieval villages which dot the bold mountains of Andalusia in Spain. The small windows and white, thick walls keep the interior of the tall townhouses cool, even went the heat squeezes the last trickle of sweat out of the pores during Spain’s midsummer time. Continue reading “Most Beautiful Of The White Villages In Andalusia, Spain”

Jewels Of Andalusia, Spain

Our visit to the medieval town of Ronda with its fantastic views, architectural and cultural highlights combined with the drive over hairpin bend roads through the Sierra de las Nieves National Park was spectacular.

“You have to go to Ronda”, everybody told us, when we were headed to Andalusia in Spain. Being early May we had pouring rain and sunshine within one hour as we were walking through the streets of the ancient town. Continue reading “Jewels Of Andalusia, Spain”

Cheap Holidays In Spain – Málaga

A sparkling clean, car-free city center with a lively port offering restaurants of every kind, a long beach around the corner for lazy sunbathing and some cultural highlights with ancient architecture. Its cheap so you can afford to skimp. The Spanish town of Málaga at the famous Costa del Sol surprised us positively.

Costa del Sol, Spain

Costa del Sol in Spain was for me synonymous with a built-up coast full of high-risers, retired Brits and Germans and overcrowded beaches. But again I had to revise my prejudices. Continue reading “Cheap Holidays In Spain – Málaga”