Praslin, Seychellen – Reiseführer

Ich kniete vor der Aldabra Riesenschildkröte und richtete meine Kamera auf sie, während sie auf mich zu lief. Dabei unterschätzte ich wie flink sich diese urtümlichen Reptilien bewegen können. Eine weitere, unvergessliche Begegnung mit Wildtieren während unserer Reisen, diesmal auf Praslin in den Seychellen, während einer Tagestour zum Curieuse Marine National Park.

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Während unserer Reise in die Seychellen stiessen wir auf Praslin, eine Insel mit nicht nur bildhübschen Stränden, sondern auch mit als UNESCO Weltnaturerbe gelistetem Naturpark, dem Vallée de Mai, und dem Curieuse Marine National Park in der Nähe. Ein einzigartiger Ort für Naturfreunde, die die einheimische Tier- und Pflanzenarten über und unter Wasser entdecken wollen.

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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

 

Seven Colours Earths In Mauritius | Sieben-farbige Erde In Mauritius

Marcelle’s Nature Photography:
– Seven Coloured Earths, Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius

Marcelle’s Naturfotografie:
– Sieben-farbige Erde, Black River Gorge National Park, Mauritius

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The tropical rains leave the dunes in Mauritius’ Black River Gorges National Park wet and accentuate its seven coloured earth magnificently. Miraculously the fine sand doesn’t erode despite the regular intense downpours.

This photo is nominated for the National Geographic: The World Around Us cover!

Mauritius

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Cape Town – Most beautiful City Of The World

If you ask me which city I like most after all my travels, I answer: Cape Town.

Its beautiful scenery nestled between mountains gently dropping into the sea and endless white beaches its unbeatable.

After kicking back for a month or so in Cape Town it’s time to start planning for our trip to one of my favorite places if not my number one Kruger National Park. Spending time in Cape Town is most pleasant, after all there is more than enough to do and see to keep busy. Continue reading “Cape Town – Most beautiful City Of The World”

Early Morning In Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Friends of wildlife know, they have to rise early to spot the most dramatic scenes which nature can provide.

On a common morning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we couldn’t believe what we saw!

We were sitting in the bird hide at Mata-Mata rest camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on the Namibian border at an early hour when only the hopeful wildlife lovers rise from their warm and cozy beds. Hoping for exciting animal sightings with a flask of coffee next to us, enduring sturdily the hard wooden bench and squinting through the dark trying to spot the first visitors at the waterhole. Continue reading “Early Morning In Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa”

Approaching thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi, South Africa

Camping under a tree in the Kgalagadi, South Africa with an approaching storm. Not a smart idea!

Zelten unter einem Baum in der Kgalagadi, Südafrika bei einem herannahenden Unwetter. Keine gute Idee!

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Camping in the Kgalagadi

After a suffocating 40 degree heat for the past week it was with much relief to see this storm approaching. Little did we know how frightening and dangerous such storms can get.

Camping under a tree is not the best place to be and so we were soon scuttling off to the safety of the ablution block, where we watched as the storm sped over us.

Not much rain fell but we did find much needed relief from the heat for a short while.

Approaching Thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi

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South Africa, Northern Cape, Kgalagadi

Landscape Photography

Orange sunset light trapped in the impending cloud of the approaching thunderstorm, contrasting with the innocent blue of the earlier serene sky.

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Zelten In der Kgalagadi

Nach einer Woche drückender Hitze von rund 40° Celcius, war die Erleichterung gross, diesen herannahenden Sturm zu beobachten. Wenig wussten wir, wie beängstigend und gefährlich sich ein solches Unwetter entwickelnd kann.

Unter einem Baum zu zelten ist unter diesen Umständen nicht der geeignetste Ort. Deshalb rannten wir rasch zum Waschraum, von wo wir das über uns hinwegziehendes Donnerwetter in Sicherheit beobachten konnten.

Wir fanden Linderung von der Hitze für eine Weile, der Regen blieb jedoch weitgehend aus.

Approaching Thunderstorm in the Kgalagadi

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Südafrika, Nordkap, Kgalagadi

Landschaftsfotografie

Oranges Licht des Sonnenuntergangs erscheint gefangen in einer herannahenden, drohenden Gewitterwolke und kontrastiert mit dem unschuldigen Blau des klaren Himmels von bevor.

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The Place Of Big Noises – Augrabies Falls, South Africa

We camped at Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa in the middle of summer when the sizzling heat takes its toll on plants and wildlife.

An extraordinary experience to see Augrabies Falls and to hike along the rugged gorge.

While only the toughest plants survive the harsh conditions and water was at its lowest level in fifty years. Wildlife with antelopes, giraffes and birds was still surprisingly abundant.

I’d been curious about this place since I’d bypassed it after visiting the Kgalagadi National Park last time. Impressive cascades in the middle of the vast sun baked lands in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa? I had to see this proclaimed sixth largest waterfall of the world this time. Continue reading “The Place Of Big Noises – Augrabies Falls, South Africa”