Life above and below water
In this volume:
Photos and Text: Silvia and Helmut Güthel
This archipelago off the West African coast was a welcome stopover for explorers such as Bartholomeo Diaz, Christopherus Colombus, Vasco da Gama, Alvares Cabral, James Cook and Alexander von Humboldt on their voyages. Silvia and Helmut Güthel report on its history and show us Cabo Verde today, above and below water.
Photos: Burkard Kahl, Editorial team and others – Text: Editorial team
The oldest land vertebrates on earth evolved from aquatic habitats approximately 240 million years ago, and represent an early stage of the chelonians. As in the past, the oldest living turtles, the side-necks (Pleurodira), today live exclusively in fresh waters.
Photos and Text: Heiko Bleher
Following in the footsteps of the famous naturalist Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, this expedition takes you to the untouched Indonesian island of Waigeo. For the first time in history a photo-report about this remote paradise.
AFRICA TERRA INCOGNITA – LIBERIA
Photos and Text: Heiko Bleher
An adventurous travelogue about this troubled West African country, formerly called the “Firestone Republic”. A photographic documentary and up-to-date report on the country, its nature, its people and its military.
Photos and Text: Roger Steene
The Australian, Roger Steene, one of the world’s foremost underwater photographers, presents “his world” of photography. Too little, but unique and delightful. Judge for yourself.
Photos and Text: Sabine Reul and Falk Wieland
A delicate green paradise along the Slovakian Danube. Beautiful underwater pictures of the temperate flora and fauna are presented in their natural splendour.
FASCINATION OF NATURE (+ Poster)
Photos and Text: Peter Schupke
The world below water may well harbour most of the unknown mysteries in the world of nature. Peter Schupke, the well known German fish breeder and cameraman, takes us to Lake Tanganyika to observe the unbelievable reproduction and mimicry of an amazing fish group.
ENDANGERED – POINT PELEE
Photos and Text: F. L. Rodriguez Jiminez
This National Park on the north-western shore of Lake Erie, Canada, once abundant with wildlife – over 342 bird species alone and many other animals above and below the water’s surface – is now threatened.
Photos: Li, and Kamihata Fish International – Text: Heiko Bleher
About 2,500 years ago Man gave the first cultivated carp the name “koi” and ever since it has been a pet in our ponds and pools. For the first coloured carp the name nishikigoi“ was adopted approximately 150 years ago, it was destined to become a star, the most prized of all living creatures.
Photos and Text: Josef Guter and others
For more than 6,500 years myths about dragons have been known to almost all cultures and peoples. The tales are manifold and fascinating, especially in eastern Asia, where the story begins.
ARE FLOATING PLANTS AQUATIC?
Photos: Burkard Kahl – Text: Editorial team
This contribution talks about the floating plants (not rooted) around the world and their character; the free-floating and just floating ones and similar or related species.
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