Rudolf Rother is a legend for many mountain climbers and alpinists because the native of Munich not only took over his father’s alpine publishing house in the late 1950's, but is himself an avid climber and photographer.
The East African Rift is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of the continent. For years, photographer Timo Heiny has travelled along the Omo River in Ethiopia, across Lake Turkana and through Tsavo National Park in Kenya, all the way to the shores of the Indian Ocean.
For 40 years, Jaroslav Poncar has been one of the most prominent experts on the entire Himalaya region. During his travels, he has repeatedly visited the most important monasteries in Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Mustang, Tibet and Bhutan.
"The end of the world", as the region was called by Spanish conquerors in the 16th century, has always attracted adventurers, explorers, sailors and writers. Reiner Sahm embarked on an adventure and came back with some wonderful photos from the “home of the winds” that show us the breadth of this fascinating region.
"Together we are less alone" - that could be the motto of the calendar. Millions of animals around the world gather every year to spend the winter together, procreate, migrate into the community or develop new habitats. The gifted wildlife photographer Ingo Arndt has followed them during four years of research and photo safaris here. In this spectacular large format, his pictures speak for themselves.
For those who can’t get enough of it, we present our flower classic in this format for the first time, against shades of black, which creates an exciting contrast with the colourfulness of the flower queens, making the yellow, purple and scarlet colours all the more radiant.
If they could, the flowers in Europe’s parks and gardens would probably bow before Hermann Steigert for the beautiful photographs he creates of them. Travelling around Europe, he specifically looks for gardens that are unique in their design.
There are deserts and then there are deserts. Like the frozen deserts of the Arctic and Antarctic. Michael Martin, who loves any kind of adventure, spent five years literally travelling between one pole and the other, on a route that took him around the globe four times.