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January 11, 2008

Colca Canyon

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For a long time, it was believed that the Colca Canyon was the deepest canyon on earth, but it turned out that the nearby Cotahuasi Canyon is even deeper.
In any case, the Colca Canyon is an attraction and walking there is a unique experience.
It is quite a strenuous effort, however, - after all it is situated at a height of approximately 3500 meters and acclimatisation is essential.
More on the Colca Canyon at Wikipedia.
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http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/category/photos/peru/

January 5, 2008

Near Ouarzazate

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In the back, you can see the Atlas mountains…

May 25, 2007

Atlas Mountains

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The Atlas mountains on the way to Ouarzazate.
More photos from Morocco

The photos on this site are copyright by Laurenz Bobke.

April 6, 2007

Breaking Light

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A moment after a short but heavy rain, light breaks through the clods in the Troodos mountains. A tiny bit of the sea is visible in the background.

March 3, 2007

Valle de la Luna (Chile)

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Moon Valley, Chile
The “valley of the moon” (that’s what “valle de la luna” means) is situated in the Atacama desert, not too far from San Pedro de Atacama.
Indeed, some parts of the valley look as though there was no life on Earth…
Oh, and - of course - there are more “valles de la luna” in other Spanish speaking parts of the world (Bolivia, Argentina…), but this is the most famous one.

February 27, 2007

Ksar At-Ben-Haddou

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At-Ben-Haddou maybe is the most famous “Ksar” in Morocco.
This fortified village has been featured in many Hollywood productions although Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tunisia may be even more famous.

August 30, 2006

Crater Lakes of Japan

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The “Okano” crater lake at Zao San (Near Yamagata, Japan) lies still and displays its incredibly green colour - for a few seconds before it is again covered by mist.

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Much less peaceful: the crater lake of Mount Aso on Kyushu (Japan), also shows an impressive greenish colour.

August 18, 2006

On the way to Mount Aso

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The way to Mount Aso, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Mount Aso is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world and the largest one in Japan.
It’s almost 1600 meters high and its caldera has a circumference of 120 km.

April 17, 2006

El Tatio

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El Tatio, a few hours drive from San Pedro de Atacama

There are many volcanoes in the Chilean altiplano, but it is only when you come to the thermal springs that you really get an impression of the volcanic activity that formed these mountains.

November 6, 2005

Valle de la Luna

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The “moon valley” in the Chielan Andes - one of the most spectacular lanscapes I’ve come across on my travels.
If you click on the image and look at the lower right, you may see that the small black dot there is in fact a human figure…

October 31, 2005

Uluru

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Ayers Rock in the evening. It is amazing how the colours change in the course of a day.
This is due to reflecting particles in the rock itself.

many more pictures from Australia at my website:

October 30, 2004

Sunrise in Machu Picchu

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Sunrise in Machu-Picchu
It is advisable to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and be there before sunrise.
At this time there is already surprisingly much light and the place is truly magical.

July 31, 2004

Mountain River

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Mountain River, Japan

July 12, 2004

Stromboli

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Stromboli, Sicily
This volcano is still active.

June 20, 2004

Volcano Poas (Costa Rica)

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Volcano Poas, Costa Rica, Central America

Quite close to San Jos, volcano Pos is still active - and an impressive place.

June 9, 2004

Sicily: Mount Etna

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Mt Etna
The lava fields of Mount Etna, near Catania (Sicily, Italy)

May 10, 2004

Chile: Torres del Paine

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Torres del Paine, Chile

A fascinating short trek leads to the Torres del Paine, but unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable.
When we arrived there, the famous peaks were barely visible in the fog.
Still it surely was worth the effort: the Torres del Paine National Park has so much to offer, including crystal clear lakes and many wild animals.

May 8, 2004

Chile: El Tatio

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High up in the Chilean Andes, at about 4000 meters, there is a famous geyser: El Tatio.
In the early morning, this is a truly magical place with ice, steam and many colours.
However, this spectacle only lasts for a short time, a few hours after sunrise there isn’t really much to see.
This is why many travelers leave San Pedro de Atacama at night and reach the place before sunrise.
It’s worth it. Take some hot beverages and warm clothes - it can be bitterly cold with temperatures well below 0.

February 18, 2004

Greece: Monemvasia

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Monemvassia, Griechenland
And here is the view you have from the upper town.

February 17, 2004

Greek Gibraltar?

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Monemvasia
Monemvasa has been dubbed the “Gibraltar of Greece” - and there are definite similarities.
Only a small dyke links the Island-rock to the Peloponnese, in earlier times this strategic position was further fortified by a drawing bridge and a castle on top of the rock.
Looking at the town from this side it seems to be almost uninhabited, - only after passing through the city gate one sees the remains of a city that once had 30000 inhabitants.
Today, the lower city has been carefully restaurated and it is possible to stay there in an apartment that is several centuries old. Definitely recommended.
Although today only 400 people live here, there’s a regular bus to the other side. Please beware that on public holidays and sundays you may not be able to catch the earliest long distance bus from there, as the bus may not be running yet and taxis may not be willing to take you either. A good excuse to prolong your stay.
A must: going up the rock to the ruins of the upper city. This is especially beautiful at sunrise. You’ll be back in time for breakfast and the colours are amazing.

January 27, 2004

Chile: Sunset in the Andes

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Sunset in the Andes, Chile
Well, actually I wanted to shoot the sunset, but then thought better of it when I looked at the magical glow of the sun on the mountain peaks.
This is a new scan of one of many shots on the occasion.
Another one: http://www.travelphoto.net/photos/english/chile/E7.HTM

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January 25, 2004

China-Photos

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Great Wall, China
Hundreds of photos from China at China.Travelphoto.Net
There are many pictures of Beijing, the Great wall, Xi’An and the famous three gorges.



    

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