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Marco Nef - travel and nature photography
It is an interesting fact that the number of Red Kites is growing in Switzerland in contrast to most other countries. It is nothing unusual to see one of these raptors in the sky. Still it was quite special when I could see about ten of these animals flying in circles above me. The reason was a farmer who was cutting the grass and by that probably made available some food that they were diving for. I could even observe as one of the birds caught a big dragonfly in flight.

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You can see the great cormorant almost anytime in the city of Aarau along the river Aare. In the nature reserve nearby I haven't seen them often, usually just flying by. That morning I sat next to the shore of the Aarschächli in the early morning and in the fog. Suddenly two cormorants swam along quite close. In the early morning light the don't appear black, but rather shiny.

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While spending summer holidays in Northern Germany, in the countryside not far from the Baltic Sea, one evening I decided to go to a forest where I thought there could be some animals. And yes, shortly after I had installed myself under the camouflage four deer approached and enjoyed eating on the lush pasture. Later they were joined by some hares.

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Little hat village In autumn 2017 there were incredibly many fungi growing in our forests, thanks to the very good climatic conditions in that year. Never before had I seen so many different kinds of fungi. You only had to turn around to see another little hat village.

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Home, Natura Helvetica Juni/Juli 2016 | Marco Nef - travel and nature photography

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Morning song  Colorful autumnal light surrounds the song of this Great Tit.

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Taking pictures of ants is not easy at all. Usually they move quite fast and unpredictably. While I was trying to take a sharp and also nice picture I suddenly realized that this wood ant was watching me and seemingly wanted to attack me. It looked like an aggressive posture. I tried to imagine what I would hear if I were understanding their language.

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Beaver | It had been quite a long time since I went to the nature reserve Auenschutzpark Aarau-Wildegg to take pictures of beavers. Since recently the work of these animals has become ubiquitous in the area I was once again motivated to lie in ambush in the early morning hours. Successfully as it should turn out. But not at all surprising as I know very well where to find beavers. Occasionally some nutria and mallard ducks passed by as well, so it was diversified.

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More stars than our eyes can see... People living in cities are often excited seeing just one star in the skye above. If you ever go to an area in the high mountains or in the desert, far away from any civilization, you might suddenly realize that our planet Earth or our star Sun are just one among many many others. The number of stars you may see is uncountable, and just belong to the Milky Way, our galaxy. And although they are uncountable they are just one corn on the beach of our…

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This waterfall in the Töss valley (Switzerland) is very easy to reach and accordingly famous. During winter however, the time I realized this picture, the walk throuth the ravine should be done with care. Myself I sustained a fall while attempting to reach a second waterfall. So I had to climb up to the trail through mud.

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Using its sharp eyes this owl observes the visitors of the Animal Park Goldau (Switzerland). Unfortunately I have never seen an owl in its natural environment, so far. These birds know very well hiding themselves. So eighter you need a lot of luck or a tip of someone who knows where to find them.

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Arc of triumph - In the center of a fairy environment this damselfly sits on the to of a bended reed.

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Lonelyness | Steep rocks surround the narrow piece of soil where these three trees stand agains the forces of nature. A little family with no real perspectives, ready to fall any moment because of snow, storm or rock fall. And still: The do what they have to - life

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Sunrise above the Pre-Alps | A unexpected sight of the mountain Säntis. I have to admit that I was hoping for or even expecing a sensational sunrise that morning, but I did not expect at all to see Säntis. That was a big surprise. On this picture I could finally funfill my desire of layered mountain ranges with graduated intensity. To achieve this kind of picture you need to be at the right place at the right time, there is no other way.

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Touché - This image reminds me of a lance fighter... I could mug this grasshopper at a magnification of five with my magnifying lens. Thereby even a small animal with a body length of just about one and a half centimeters suddenly becomes a giant. Extreme macro photography allows an insight in a unknown world invisible to our eyes.

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Just one day before the heavy spring rainfalls with floodings started I could take a picture of these oxeye daisies in the last morning sunrays. These flowers are among my favourites. Every year I'm looking forward seeing them.

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