Category Archives : science


50. Sea Sparkles – bioluminescent algae

Picture this….. …a tropical beach….. …where the sound of the surf mixes with the screaming of monkeys and undefined exotic birds. Where hermit crabs climb palm trees as if it’s their daily routine. Where 50 shades of jungle green blend flawlessly with all the shades of sea blue a human mind can come up with. […]

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49. The pink grasshopper – a story about erythrism 4

  The Pink Grasshopper Not so long ago, one of my photo-pals found a pink grasshopper. To be very honest: his special find made me a little bit jealous. After all it is just about the closest thing to a pink elephant! At the same time, I realized how rare such a phenomenon actually is […]


35. Squirting, Spinning, Spitting and Swallowing Spiders 1

I have a this much younger little brother, a so called afterthought. As we speak, this little brother is almost twice my size and weight, but you know how it works with little baby brothers… Once upon a time, when my little brother actually was little, he bended my ears about everything. He must have […]


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34. The Night Heron or Backpack Quack (untranslatable Dutch pun*) 1

Herons aren’t familiar for their refinement. Too often, I watched them fly the streets like a drunk, leaving a trail of nearly beheaded cyclists, due to a literally heavy meal. Or worse: they catch a fish, so big that –oops, silly detail- it just doesn’t fit through their throat. Oh well, some animals are simply […]


31. Mr. Pink: The Pink Grasshopper 6

Not so long ago, one of my photo-pals found a pink grasshopper. I have to admit: his special find made me a little bit jealous. 😉 After all it is just about the closest thing to a pink elephant! At the same time, I realised how rare such a phenomenon actually is and how pointless […]

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