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Dubai Marina during daytime

Dubai Marina

When Dubai Marina opened, it was the world’s first man-made marina of this size. Not in “one day Rome was built” as they say. This

Panorama of Carvoeiro in the Algarve; Portugal

Carvoeiro in Algarve | Portugal

This panoramic photo of Carvoeiro was taken during our winter trip to the Algarve. This town is a popular destination for summer vacations in Portugal.

Albufeira in Algarve - panorama of the beach at sunset; Portugal

Albufeira Algarve | Portugal

When you know a bit about the Algarve and think of Albufeira, the connotation “tourism” automatically comes to mind. Yes, Albufeira is an extremely lively

View of Vík í Mýrdal in Iceland with Vík Church

Vík í Mýrdal | Iceland

Vík í Mýrdal (or simply Vík) is a village in the very south of Iceland. It has only 750 inhabitants but is nevertheless a very

Praia da Ursa in Portugal - is it worth seeing?

Praia da Ursa | Portugal

Praia da Ursa is the westernmost beach in continental Europe. No wonder – it is located a stone’s throw from Cabo da Roca in the

Praia da Adraga at sunset - Portugal

Praia da Adraga | Portugal

Praia da Adraga is probably one of the most spectacular beaches we have seen. Located near the town of Almoçageme, it is one of the

Sunset on Atalis Beach | Menorca, Spain

Sunset on Atalis Beach | Menorca, Spain

Atalis beach, also called Talis, is a pearl of southern Menorca. All Balearic Islands are known for their turquoise bays and picturesque cliffs, but it is Menorca that is Nico’s favorite photography subject.

Giant waves in Nazare - view from Praia to Norte; Portugal

Waves | Nazare, Portugal

The giant waves in Nazare in Portugal are among the largest in the world. During the season, they can reach up to 30 meters. No wonder that they attract surfers from all over the world.

Cascais Estoril - Forte de Santo António da Barra (Fort of Saint Anthony of Barra); Portugal.

Forte de Santo António da Barra | Cascais, Portugal

Fort of Saint Anthony of Barra in Estoril parish, located in Cascais, was one of the most monumental buildings that we saw in Cascais. The previous summer residence of António de Oliveira Salazar, was just recently renovated and opened to the public.

Cascais during a sunny day - Praia da Rainha (Queen’s Beach); Portugal.

Praia da Rainha | Cascais, Portugal

Praia da Rainha, translated – The Queen’s Beach, is the smallest beach in Cascais, and most definitely one of the most scenic. The story tells us that the last Queen of Portugal, Queen Amelia, was so charmed by it that she proclaimed this place to be her own, hence the name.

Porto: Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra in County of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra | Portugal

We visited this beach and chapel with friends one sunny winter Sunday (typical weather in Portugal). The tide was low, so we could walk around the “Capela” without even soaking our shoes. We were very lucky this day because when the tide was high, the small church would be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean waves and so it can be very difficult to enter.

Sunset over Las Teresitas and Anaga Mountains on Tenerife, Spain.

Sunset over Las Teresitas | Tenerife, Spain

On the many coasts of Tenerife, there are rocks, cliffs or black sand beaches and this is due to the volcanic history of this island. Here you see the view from the Anaga Mountains on the famous Las Teresitas beach – one of the few beaches with white sand on the Canary Islands. Fun Fact: Did you know they shipped the sand from the Sahara desert?

Rocky beach on Menorca Island during a sunset.

Rocky Beach | Menorca, Spain

Of all the places we’ve seen in Menorca, this was one of my favorites. This is a piece on Menorca, where we shot star trails during the night along with other PhotoPills Camp members. Without any doubt, this spot is as stunning during the night, as it is during the day and the sunset is remarkable. Somehow, this picturesque view has become the icon of Menorca.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – day on the black sand while observing ocean’s waves.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – a day in paradise

As the most beaches in Tenerife, the sand of Benijo Beach is black. There are also black stones in the water because of its volcanic origin. As you can see on the picture, these natural elements create out-of-the-Earth scenery and thus make Benijo Beach, Tenerife a photographer’s heaven. It’s owned by the city of Taganana, and its length is 300 m (985 ft).

Aerial photograph of Langkawi Beach, Malaysia with Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Langkawi Beach from above | Langkawi, Malaysia

During our stay in the fantastic Berjaya Langkawi Resort in Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia I was finally able to take my latest technical gadget for a test-drive: My DJI Phantom 4 drone, which enables me to take pictures from a bird’s-eye view. The picture of the sapphire blue sea and the lush forest, together with the small wooden chalets of the resort prove that I couldn’t have picked a more suitable place – this coastal stretch deserves to be captured from above in all its beauty.

Peniscola Castle under a sunshade at night

Peñiscola Sunshade | Spain

I won’t lie to you… I went to Peñiscola only for this spot. “The city in the Sea”, as local people call it, was tempting me for long time, so that we decided to spend one day of our trip along the eastern coast of Spain there. The castle which you see in this photograph was built in the thirteenth century by the Knights Templar.