Sea of Tranquility

Photo Gallery: Nature

Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1992 After having spent almost all of our four week holiday in Alaska and Canada, I thought that there could be little to impress me more.  But when we drove along the Ice­fields Park­way in the Canadian Rockies, I quickly learned that I had been wrong - it was the most beautiful landscape that I have seen until today. Niagara falls, Canadian/U.S. border, 1997 The Niagara falls are a major tourist attraction, so stands that offered to book a hotel room were located far away from the falls (approx. 60 miles or so).  It took me a little while to actually get to the falls, and shot this photo with last available daylight. Riverbed at Icefields Parkway, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, 1992 With crystal clear rivers and a vege­tation period of only a few weeks each summer, this eco­system in the Canadian Rockies seems pristine as well as fragile.  It is therefore no wonder it was declared a national heritage.
Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1992.

Niagara falls, Canadian/U.S. border, 1997.

Riverbed at Icefields Parkway, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, 1992.

Opuntia cactus, Island of Madeira, 1995 At Madeira's Cabo Girão, the world's second highest cliff (580 m), I got away from the tourist view­point to get a different view.  Near the edge, I found that Opuntia cactus that clung to the slope. Northwest U.S. Rocky Mountains (aerial view), Idaho, USA, 1992 When the Alaska/ Canada holi­day ended, a flight Spokane/ Chicago was part of going back to Germany.  When the plane ascended, The Rockies seemed to consist of endl­ess ridges, one behind another. Seal, Ullapool, Scotland, 1994 I thought that there was not much to see in Ullapool's harbour - until this seal came to the surface and looked around.
Opuntia cactus, Island of Madeira, 1995.

Northwest U.S. Rocky Mountains (aerial view), Idaho, USA, 1992.

Seal, Ullapool, Scotland, 1994.