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Mating Wheel Bugs

(Arilus cristatus) Indiana, USA – October 2018 These predatory bugs are common in North America but not very numerous. After I had first observed and photographed a single…

Saguaro

(Carnegia gigantea) Arizona, USA – July 2017 In the Sonora Desert, the characteristic column cacti determine the landscape. These cacti, also known as Saguaro, grow very slowly and…

Meteor Crater

Arizona, USA – July 2017 The impact of a meteorite about 50,000 years ago caused this crater. It has a diameter of about 1,200 m and a depth…

Ship Rock

New Mexico, USA – July 2017 The name couldn’t be more fitting. Like a ship on the horizon, this rock formation sails over the waving steppe landscape of…

Painted Desert

Arizona, USA – July 2017 The “Painted Desert” lies at about 1,800 meters above sea level on the Colorado Plateau and stretches in an arc over about 250…

Mesa Verde

Colorado, USA – July 2017 Mesa Verde is a national park located on a densely forested and rugged table mountain in Colorado. The mountain rises to more than…

Valley of the Gods

Utah, USA – July 2017 About 40 km northeast of Monument Valley lies the Valley of the Gods. In contrast to the Monument Valley, it is hardly touristically…

Monument Valley

Arizona & Utah, USA – July 2017 On our one-week tour across the Four-Corners region, in which the four states Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico border each…

Kaibab Plateau

Arizona, USA – July 2017 The way to the northern edge of the Grand Canyon leads over the Kaibab Plateau, which towers like an island over the desert-like…

Grand Canyon – North Rim

Arizona, USA – July 2017 This photo was taken from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon towards the South Rim. The green Colorado River, which formed this…

Cloud Burst

Arizona, USA – July 2017 In the southwest of the USA, a regional monsoon can occur between July and September. Heavy cloudbursts and thunderstorms are the consequence and…

Navajo Nation

Arizona , USA – July 2017 We are on a road trip for one week in the Southwest of the USA. The road leads us through wide country…