In October 2018 I had the unique chance to join the legendary Antarctic expedition to the Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill Island aboard the helicopter- equipped Russian icebreaker “Kapitan Khlebnikov”. It was the first trip for the past 8 years and there a no plans of another expedition for the foreseeable future. Please read the detailed description and browse the selection of photographs of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The second photo trip to Costa Rica in April 2018 mainly was focused on the Pacific side of the country while our first visit in 2017 had been concentrated on the central and Caribean parts. The selection of photographs may give another impression of the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica. For more informations please click on the pulldown menu on top of the gallery.
A new photo gallery was added giving an impression of my voyage along Greenland’s West coast between Upernavik and Ilulissat. For more informations including the itinerary and the details of the dramatic deline of the ice sheet since my first visit of the area in 2002, please open the pop-up window on the corresponding gallery page. A map of the travel route incl. the key points and a graphic representation of the glacier retreat are added to the description, too .
A selection of photographs of my recent trip to northern Canada was added. The photosafari mainly was focussed on polar bear moms with new born cubs emerging from their dens before spring. Some informations were added, too, describing the difficult conditions to get there and the temperatures in the tundra well below -40°C .
On January 26th an effortful Multimedia show under the title “Fascination of Nature Photography” was displayed in Heidenheim (Germany). The presentation was laid out as a charity event for the benefit of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and took place in the auditorium of the local High School which has a partnership with the St Theresa High school in Bhalukapara. Around 150 excited visitors from all over the region watched the selection of Wolfgang’s photographs and videos on Costa Rica, the Pantanal in Brazil, the orcas and humpback whales of the Peninsula Valdes and Northern Norway combined with photos and timelapse sequences of the Northern Light and background music. The AV presentation was programmed with Wings Platinum 6 Pro and was very successful regarding the charity appeal, too.
The well respected German photo magazin “Naturfoto” (issue 4/ 2017) published my photo documentation on the Orcas and the spectacular beach hunting strategy they practice at the peninsula Valdes, Argentina. You can download the article here (German language and moderate quality of the scan, though). For more photos and informations please visit the gallery.
Two of my images have been shortlisted in the final round of the International SIPAcontest 2017 in Siena, Italy. The 2017 edition has received nearly 50000 images from photographers from 130 countries worldwide. The Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever.
A gallery and some informations were added. The photographs were taken on an extension trip further to the south in connection to my first visit of the Peninsula Valdes in 2012.
A selection of images of the orcas and other wildlife was added. The photos were captured on 4 trips to Valdes in the period from 2012 to 2016. For more informations about the world-famous hunting behavior of the killer-whales and the area please see the description on the gallery page.
Phototour to the Pantanal (Brazil) in August 2014 – a gallery of photographs with descriptions and some information were added
Northern Lights and sceneries in Tromsoe – a gallery was added, displaying a selection of photographs that I had taken on my trips in February 2013 and March 2014.
To the active volcanos and bears of Kamchatka again – a gallery of photographs was added. You can get detailed information of the locations, for the most part including GPS – datas from the images in the gallery.
The known German nature magazine “Naturfoto” ( issue 6/2013) published my photo documentation of Franz Josef-Land
The photograph of the polar bears shown in the article was also honoured as a winner at the International “Glanzlichter” Nature Photography Contest 2013 again. As mentioned, the annual competition is one of the most important and highest regarded European events for nature photographers. In 2013 the jury had received 18450 entries of photographers from 35 countries. 87 photos in different categories were honoured with the “polar bear shot” being one of them, see the official site here
A selection of my photographs that I had taken in August 2012 on a trip to the Russian Arctic (Franz Josef-Land) was published in the December issue of the known “Signaturemagazine” in Australia. The arcticle was written by Barry Stone and can be viewed as pdf-file here. Some more images are displayed as a slideshow in the Online-issue of Signaturemagazine.
To the mountain icons and glaciers of Patagonia – a gallery was added. For information about the the trip, please see the introduction. Details of the locations as well as supplementary comments on the particular photographs are provided in the gallery.
The photograph of a Kamchatka Brown Bear catching a salmon was honoured as a winner at the International “Glanzlichter” Nature Photography Contest 2011. The annual competition and award ceremony in Fuerstenfeldbrueck near Munich (Germany) is highly regarded as one of the most important European events for nature photographers. In 2011 the jury had received 15053 entries of photographers from 33 countries. 87 photos in different categories were honoured with the “bear shot” one of them, see the official site here
Impressions of Kamchatka – the remote land of volcanoes and Brown Bears in Russia’s Far East – a gallery was added. For information about the the trip, please see the introduction. Details of the locations as well as supplementary comments on the particular photographs are provided in the gallery
Journey to the Galapagos Islands & Ecuador – 2 galleries were added. For more information about the trip see the introduction.