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Green June Beetle

(Cotinis nitida) Indiana, USA – July 2019 This metallic shimmering beetle is native to the east of the USA and occurs most frequently in the south. The beetles…

Flower Crab Spider with Prey

(Misumena vatia) Indiana, USA – July 2019 This spider species, widespread in the northern hemisphere of the earth, usually sits well camouflaged on flowers, where it ambushes insects…

Common Brimstone Butterfly

(Gonepteryx rhamni) Neandertal, Germany – July 2019 At 12 months, the common brimstone butterfly has the longest life span of any butterfly in Central Europe. It is the…

Toronto

Ontario, Canada – October 2018 The largest city in Canada offers incredible perspectives. After New York City, it is the city with the second highest number of skyscrapers…

Niagara Falls

Ontario, Canada – October 2018 Their inflow is controlled in the course of their use to generate electricity by humans, their environment mutates into a kind of Disneyland…

Monarch Butterfly

(Danaus plexippus) Indiana, USA – September 2018 The monarch is known for his long migrations from eastern North America to his wintering grounds in Mexico. This specimen allows…

Paper Wasp

(Polistes metricus) Indiana, USA – October 2018 This wasp species lives in North America and is quite common in human settlements. The images were taken with a macro…

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…

Garden Fleahopper

(Microtechnites bractatus) Indiana, USA – September 2018 Compared to this bug, the cloverleaf on which it sits looks huge. The rounded shape and the receding wings indicate that…

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…