• Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.
  • Surfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-GallerySurfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-Gallery
  • The great Outdoors - Mountainbiking on the island of Vulcano (Lipari Islands/ Italy) - Click to see more in GalleryThe great Outdoors - Mountainbiking on the island of Vulcano (Lipari Islands/ Italy) - Click to see more in Gallery
  • Big Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui.  - Click to see more in Landscape GalleryBig Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui. - Click to see more in Landscape Gallery
  • Worldchampion Kauli Seadi - Aerial Action in Hawaii from the helicopter. Click to see more in the Gallery.Worldchampion Kauli Seadi - Aerial Action in Hawaii from the helicopter. Click to see more in the Gallery.
  • Close-up of dogs in dogsled race. Click to see more in the Outdoors GalleryClose-up of dogs in dogsled race. Click to see more in the Outdoors Gallery
  • Surfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-GallerySurfing in the Mentawaii Islands/ Indonesia - Click for more from the Surfing-Gallery
  • Snowboarders on their way to the office. Click for more in the gallery.Snowboarders on their way to the office. Click for more in the gallery.
  • Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.Waterfall - More in the Lifestyle Gallery. Just click here.
  • The great Outdoors - MountainbikingThe great Outdoors - Mountainbiking
  • Big Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui.  - Click to see more in Landscape GalleryBig Island Hawaii volcanoes as seen from Maui. - Click to see more in Landscape Gallery

A Word about Watermarks on the Gallery Images

If you have already viewed some of my photo galleries, you may have noticed that the images have a visible watermark embedded. (This is the case only on the "public" website. For customers, once you log in, they are switched off.)

Why watermarks?

Because the simple truth is, that I/ we live from licensing rights to photo usages - not by giving them away.

The web makes it awfully easy to simply copy and re-use images elsewhere - without ever properly licensing them. Of course this is illegal.

High-quality Images

I believe I have high-quality images to offer. To safeguard against unauthorized use of my images, I opted for applying watermarks, even though I understand that this is controversial.

While I aimed at making the watermark somewhat unobtrusive, still it needs to be present and visible enough so that the image cannot be used.

A request for your understanding

It's not an easy decision, since it brings about visual noise for honest viewers, but I do hope for your understanding - and am open for your feedback.

Please also refer to the terms of use for this website.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can read my article on copyright basics.

Customers, please note

Customers can view all images without watermarks. Just log in here, or contact me for details.

Licensing Images

As a photographer I am of course interested that I can be contacted, for cases where images have been temporarily saved and which are to be used and licensed later. Metadata does not always remain intact in this process, but through the website address embedded in the image I can always be reached.

If you like particular images and want to use them: please simply contact me with your licensing request, or look at some of the images that are available for download from the stock agencies I work with.

Thank you - and have fun browsing further!

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Food for Thought

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Old Arabian proverb

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