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Short Photo Essay – Flamingo Lake


This place is also known as the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon; this wetland is about 13 square kilometres big and serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. Fuente de Piedra is the name of the nearby town. The lagoon is a protected area and you can only access it at the Visitor Centre. Lars and I arrived at the Centre…

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The Bears Of Bad Rippoldsau


Lars and I spent part of our summer in Germany, in the Black Forest to be more specific. Although we had been here before, we came back with a special mission: to photograph bears. Bad Rippoldsau is the home of the Alternativer Wolf- und Bärenpark Schwarzwald, where about a dozen bears from all over Europe have found refuge after a life of…

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Tierpark Christianental

Throwback Thursday – Tierpark Christianental


All good things come to an end and so do the posts about our summer holiday of 2015. By the way, we will not be making a long summer trip this year, but we will go abroad for shorter trips very soon! Anyway, Lars and I concluded our summer trip of two years ago in the Christianental, a beautiful valley…

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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 2


Let’s continue our walk in Planckendael and meet some of the stars! “Kai-Mook Zwanger” means “Kai-Mook Pregnant”. Why is this big news in Belgium? Kai-Mook was the first Indian elephant born in a Belgian zoo, the one in Antwerp to be more precise. It was a huge event which we Belgians could follow via webcam; on 17 May 2009, she…

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Planckendael

An Unexpected Visit To Planckendael – Part 1


The visit was unexpected, because after Pairi Daiza Lars and I had not planned a visit to another Belgian zoo this year. But then a promotion came up with a discount of 50% for the entrance and parking fee and we decided to go to Planckendael anyway. This zoo is affiliated with the one in Antwerp – probably the best-known…

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