Thanksgiving

I wish all my friends in America a Happy Thanksgiving and a Good Weekend to everyone around the world!

These pictures were taken during my time in the USA at Lake Radnor, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Just like the uncle :-)

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My oldest nephew Alexander is currently on a “post-high school-graduation vacation” in the western part of the USA. Together with his friend Nina they are travelling all over the place. A few days ago he sent me this postcard via email. They took all the images at Yosemite NP and then designed the card themselves. Well, Alexander – as his uncle – seems to have an eye for an image and a bit of talent for photography 🙂

Jellyfish

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It was great to be in the USA for a few days. I enjoyed meeting many friends in Nashville, especially at the zoo. Thanks for all the great hospitality. I will try to be back next year 🙂

During the visit I got to visit the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga for the first time. I took this picture (above) of a West Coast Sea Nettle. The Jellyfish exhibit was my favorite part of the aquarium.

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20130702 - IMG_7455 - E - SIGNow I am back at Thanda.

PS: I am a lucky man with three homes – one in Europe where my family lives – one in America with all my friends in Nashville – and one in Africa with good friends and all the wilderness which I love!

About Jellyfish:

Jellyfish are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey.

Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. A few jellyfish inhabit freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million making them the oldest multi-organ animal.

Key West Sunset

Back in the USA with my scenic pictures. I was only once in Key West, but it was one of the best vacations I ever had. It is a beautiful place.

This is a picture of a sailboat on a sunset cruise.

Picture Data: Camera: Canon 1D Mark II / Lens: Canon L IS 28-300mm at 75mm/ Mode: AV / Shutter Speed: 1/8000s / Aperture: f/8 / ISO: 400 / Exposure Correction +2eV / Metering: Central weighted / White balance: K6500 / Center point focus only / Time: at sunset / cropped to approx 80% / Freehand from moving boat (stabilizer mode 2)