While waiting for my car being fixed on my journey to Lake Turkana (northern Kenya), I was killing time walking in the dusty slums of Maralal. This little boy, twelve-year-old David, full of energy practiced his athletic skills and was happy to pose for me and my camera. When he finished, he took my hand and whispered “I am leaving with you. To your country…”
I have photographed Japanese Macaques all around Japan during the past ten years, but the ones living in the proximity of hot baths were by far the most photogenic. I spent a few days with these cute creatures in Jigokudani National Park of the Japan Alps, Nagano, and was lucky to have several babies around. This little one, sitting on its mother’s back in the middle of water pool shows eyes full of fear, yet symbolizes maternal security.
The three pillars of Buddhism are Sila (morality, charity and compassion), Dyâna (concentration) and Prajna (wisdom). Next to them you see this smiling young Buddhist monk who, in my view, represents the fourth pillar of Buddhism.
Victoria Falls Bridge between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe offers 111 meters of pure adrenaline rush towards the rapids of Zambezi River. For mere 120 US dollars, you can have your body flooded by addictive hormones and see the Victoria Falls upside-down.
Some more images of Victoria Falls:
The famous Venice Carnival is coming soon, so I thought I might feed you some inspiration for your travel photography. The below images were taken in 2004 – in the old days of analog cameras and film rolls. Back then, I was heavily using my trusty, all-manual, Nikon FM2n and Fuji Velvia films – so do not expect any EXIF data this time 🙂
And do not forget to keep your eyes open! It is not only about people wearing masks; there is much more to see and photograph in the beautiful city of Venice and neighboring islands!
If you plan to visit the festival in 2016, here is some travel information on telegraph.co.uk.
I took this photograph in July 2006, two years before the Olympic Games in Beijing. To make more room for high-tech buildings, modern hotels and department stores, great parts of once beautiful hutongs – alleys – in the city center were being leveled and the people sent off to blocks of flats on the city suburb. Despite this heartbreak, several people stayed in the ruins – with their smiles still on.