Landscape

Autumn | Swiss Saxony, Germany

Autumn | Swiss Saxony, Germany

It was funny to discover that the name “Sächsische Schweiz” comes from 17th Century. In 1766, two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff joined Dresden Academy of Arts. These two artists wrote many letters comparing landscape – back then named Meissen Highlands – to their homeland. The name gained broad audience and soon enough the entire area was recognized this way.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – a day in paradise

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).

Sunny day in Anaga Mountains | Tenerife, Spain

Sunny day in Anaga Mountains | Tenerife, Spain

Macizo de Anaga or Anaga mountain range is located in the northeastern part of the Tenerife Island. This is the largest and therefore most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. The highest point is Cruz de Taborno with 1,024m of height. UNESCO has announced the mountain range as a Biosphere Reserve.

Langkawi Beach from above | Langkawi, Malaysia

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.

Halny | Zakopane, Poland

Halny | Zakopane, Poland

Halny is a special foehn wind that occurs only on the Polish-Slovak border in the Tatra Mountains. First, clouds push in for 2-3 days on the Slovak side, bringing heavy rain. In the same time on the Polish side it is warm and sunny. After the 2-3 days, Halny comes to the Polish side. Hurricane force winds then come down from the peaks into the valley.

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