D-5!  Adventure road trip


In a couple of days we will be off again. No diving this time. Different continent as well. Getting close to flamingos, guanacos, vicūnias. Getting above 4000m. Staring at deep blue clear skies in the driest desert on earth. Gazing at snow covered volcanos. Did you guess?

The Belvedere


“The Poetry of Earth is never dead.”- John Keats (On the Grasshopper an the Cricket) The title says it all : Belvedere. From Latin bellus meaning “beautiful“ and  vedere  “to see“ . These images are taken at the newly built belvedere at the Burfelt Forest Discovery Centre in the Upper Sure National Park. All images …

Snow cristals


Nature is an Artist. It’s sunny out here but the temperature hovers at -9°C. Here are some details on the snow in my garden. All images are taken with RRM technique (reverse ring macro). Can you feel the crisp ? All images ©2017 Mona Dienhart

The tasselled Wobbegong


The wobbegong is a carpet shark  and thus spends much of its time resting on the sea floor. At daytime one have to look under rocks and overhangs to find them resting. On our trip to Raja Ampat we came across the tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), one of the 12 species of the Orectolobidae family …

It’s a fishbowl


Diving in the Raja Ampat area is a priviledge. I can’t remember having witnessed that many schooling/shoaling fish in other areas. Sweetlips, barracudas, snappers, fusiliers, batfish, trevallies, surgeonfish and bigeyes all gather into one fantastic underwater symphony! Take a plunge into Raja Ampat’s fishbowl!