The sun sets behind limestone chimneys with steaming hot springs near Lac Abbe at the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Lac Abbe is a hypersalinic salt lake in the centre of the Afar Depression in the North of the East African Rift. The area is inhabited by Afar people herding camels, sheep, and goats.

The Desert at Lac Abbe in Djibouti

Djibouti does deals with everybody, the exile Frenchman said. He’s living in Djibouti City for almost three decades, is married…
Making photo prints.

Printing with the Canon Pro-1000 Printer

A few months ago, my inkjet printer recently gave up work after ten years, so I had to decide about…
An Arabian angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur) swims af the wreck of the French cargoship Le Faon sunken 1970 after a machine room explosion near the Moucha island, Djibouti.

The Wreck of the Priamos

The Gulf of Aden, notorious for pirates, is one of the major waterways on the globe. Connecting the Indian Ocean…
Aras harvests the salt at the shore of Lac Assal in Djibouti, a highly saline lake situated 155 metres below sea level. Depending on the wind, each segment of the shore produces its own shape and size of grains of salt. Aras' family sells the salt to tourists.

Harvesting the Salt of Lac Assal

Aras harvests the salt at the shore of Lac Assal in Djibouti. His family sells the salt to tourists. Trading…
A hermit crab carries the shell of a sea snail.

Hermit Crabs, The Home Swapping Club

Hermit crabs are crustaceans that scavenge and inhabit the shells of molluscs, most often sea snails. Their abdomen is soft…
A blenny fish peeks out of a bottle immersed at the bottom of the harbour of La Restinga, El Hierro, Spain. Blenniidae have characteristic faces.

Blenny in a Bottle

Blenny are small fish with characteristic faces with large eyes and mouths, some of them have antlers (cirri). Only a…
Comb jellies (ctenophora) are gelatinous animals able to swim using cilia arranged in rows along their bodies. The complex animals have muscle tissue, and nervous and digestive systems. Most ctenophores are bioluminescent. In addition, there is a rainbow effect at the comb rows caused by the scattering of light. This Leucothea multicornis was photographed in about 5 metres depth at the Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca.

Comb Jellies, Beautiful Aliens of the Oceans

Comb jellies, or ctenophora, are marine animals with gelatinous bodies. When they slowly move through the water, the scattering of…
Underwater in a freshwater pond in Switzerland.

Underwater Forest

Underwater plants in a pond look like a forest.
Black and white print on Hahnemuehle Matt FineArt Photo Rag 308 gsm paper: El Sabinar, a phoenicean tree shaped by centuries of trade winds, El Hierro.

Archival Photo Papers for Printing

In times of a flood of digital images it’s soothing to actually hold a photograph that someone considered worth printing.…