Lean back and wander over the beautiful islands of Shetland. Click on the image below to enter the full gallery.
The Shwedagon Pagoda is a 99 metre tall gilded stupa in Yangon situated on Singuttara hill. Shwedagon is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Burma. It is said to enshrine eight strands of Buddha’s hair. Shwedagon Pagoda was constructed more that 2,600 years ago.
In Buddhism the most important date is the weekday you are born. There are eight days a week (wednesday is divided in two parts, before and after midday). Around Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda eight statues of Buddha along with the relevant animal for the day of birth are situated clockwise. Buddhist believers go to their birthday corner and water the Buddha and the animal to gain merit for the afterlife.
Buddhist nuns walk around Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma’s most sacred site.
A father has just taken an image of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma’s most sacred place, and shows it to his daughter. The Golden Pagoda is said to enshrine eight strands of Buddha’s hair inside.
A young Burmese girl is sitting in front of one of the pilgrim-shops in Shwedagon Pagoda. The girl’s face is covered with Tanaka, a paste made out of wood’s bark used for cosmetics as well as protection against the sun.
A young Buddhist girl is praying in Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, the most holy site of the country.
Buddhist believers walk clockwise around Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma’s most sacred place. The Golden Pagoda is said to enshrine eight strands of Buddha’s hair inside.
The Shwedagon Pagoda seen from Kandawgy Lake.
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BURMA. The name Intha is said to mean ‘children of the lake’. The Intha are famous for their highly individual rowing technique. Fishermen wrap a paddle around one hand and leg and use this to propel the boat, while balancing precariously on the other. This position leaves them with one hand free, allowing them to drop a large conical net over passing fish in the shallow waters of the lake.
All photographs below were taken at St. Marx Cemetery in Vienna, Austria.
The first snow of 2017 has finally come to Vienna.
Belvedere. Vienna, Austria.
A Tuk Tuk driver is weaving through Bangkok’s night-time traffic.
A woman riding a motorcycle in remote Xieng Khouang province, Laos.
An Elephant is protecting from midday sun in Udawalawe Nationalpark, Sri Lanka.
A fish vendor outside of his shop in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
The second dispatch from my travel section 30 pictures comes from Burma/Myanmar. I hope you enjoy the images. Click on the image below to enter the full gallery.
Pa-O women wearing a traditional black tunic and a brightly colored turban. The turbans are often simply scarves or towels bought at local markets and then are wrapped in a traditional style. According to an old legend the Pa-O are descendants of a father who was a supernatural being and a mother who was a dragon. The women’s trademark turban is a manifestation of the creation myth. The Pa-O, also known as Taungthu, are the second most numerous ethnic group in Burma’s Shan-State.
An old man is opening his mechanic shop in Mandalay, Burma.
The Atlantic Puffin is doubtless one of the most adored seabirds in the world. Clown-faced with a body of black and white the cute birds only spend time on land while breading, which is from late April to early August. After their chicks have learned to fly and how to catch fish on their own, puffins simply vanish for months into the North Atlantic just to return a year later, often to the same partner and burrow. What Puffins are doing during wintertime is a mystery.
A Puffin picks up blade of grass to line its burrow.
Puffins often wait nearby their burrows before returning back with sand-eels in their mouth to watch out for gulls and other seabirds that may steal their food.
Atlantic Puffins catch up to a dozen fish or more, mostly sand-eels, to bring a meal for their chicks.
Puffins rub their beaks to show other seabirds they are a brace.
Puffins burrow near cliffs for an easy access to the sea.
A puffin brace with their chick which has not yet the significant large orange beak.
An Atlantic Puffin exits its burrow near the open sea. Burrows are several feet deep to keep eggs or chicks safe.
More information on the Atlantic Puffin on National Geographic.
after haven’t posted in a while I have decided to rearrange my photography blog. In the future I will post regularly about my travel & documentary photography, share my recent work as well as images from the archive, write about personal experiences and keep you updated on travels, adventures and interesting news in photojournalism and photography.
I will also open a new page called 30 pictures which will be devoted to travel photography and will feature thirty single images of one country or destination.