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Shanghai’s skyline is dominated by numerous skyscrapers, but three stand out as true super-talls: the Shanghai Tower, the World Trade Center, and the Jin Mao Building. Each offers a unique experience for visitors, including access to their rooftops for breathtaking views of the city.

Towering above them all, the Shanghai Tower reigns as the tallest, soaring to over 600 meters in height. Its sleek and innovative design captivates observers, making it not only the tallest but also arguably the most architecturally stunning of the trio. Whether exploring the heights of these skyscrapers for panoramic vistas or marveling at their architectural grandeur, visitors to Shanghai’s skyline are treated to an unforgettable experience at each of these iconic landmarks.

The Jin Mao Tower, a luxurious hotel, provides guests with a captivating inner view of the building’s towering architecture. Meanwhile, the World Trade Center boasts an exhilarating attraction—a glass-floored bridge extending from its summit, offering adrenaline-inducing perspectives of the bustling metropolis below.

Photos taken from the Jin Mao Tower (Hotel) and from the Shanghai Tower with the Pentax K3 II and the Walimex 12 mm F2.8 Fisheye and the Sigma 24-60 mm F2.8 lenses.

Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III

Great crested grebes are enchanting-looking water birds and certainly one of the most popular photo opportunities for nature photographers.Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III

However, especially during the mating season, these elegant birds can also become extremely uncomfortable with one another. Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III Haubentaucher Pentax K3 III

Photos were taken with the Pentax K3 III and the Pentax 150-450 mm F4.5-5.6 in Berlin Spandau.

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The tiger snake is a very photogenic snake that occurs in China, Korea and Japan and impresses with its intense colors of green and red.
tigernatter tiger keelbackRhabdophis tigrinus

The snake likes to live near lakes and rivers, feed on fish, amphibians and other reptiles that it hunts in or near water. The snake is considered venomous because it processes the poison of its preferred food, the common toad, and can chew this poison into bite wounds. Although it does not have poisonous fangs like a viper, the bite is certainly not to be underestimated.

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Furthermore it is poisonous as it also has the peculiarity of bein able to squeeze out the poison from the head via a poison gland, so that predators such as foxes can be repelled. tigernatter tiger keelbackRhabdophis tigrinus

Photos were taken 2018 with the Pentax K3 II and the Pentax 150-450mm F4.5-5.6.

This magnificent gray heron is found in Berlin Mitte almost every day. He has basically lost his shyness of people and his escape distance is now only about ten meters.

I photographed this beautiful bird in 2018 with the Pentax K3 II and the Sigma 105mm.Gray Heron / Graureiher

Portraits of Schleich animals (www.schleich-s.com) using the Pentax K3 II and a Pentax Flash.

The Kanzleramt in Berlin is the “White House” in Germany. This picture was a long-time exposure done with a 12mm Fisheye lens.

I photographed this beautiful transition from the golden to the blue hour in May 2018. I stood on the Elsenbrücke and looked towards the city center to the Oberbaumbrücke.