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Landscape Photography

Whether deserts, forests, deserted islands or remote wild mountain regions our photographers all over the world go to special lighting moods or moments in image capture.
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Travel

The most beautiful destinations worldwide. Whether cities, tourist destinations, deserted islands or remote, wild regions, our photographers all over the world go to special lighting moods or moments in image capture.
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The Korowai people

The Korowai people live in western Papua-New Guinea. Estimated 2,500 Korowai are living in small family groups in an area of about 600 km². The Korowai are hunters and gatherers. They feed mainly on sago, which is obtained from the sago palm. Their main protein recource are the larvae of a big weevil. Another livelihood are animals such as wild boar, birds and small marsupials. The Korowai are living in family groups in their tree houses. Those tree houses are located in heights from 6 to 25 meters. Korowai families of up to 8 people live together in one house. They don’t need much clothing. The women wear skirts made from twisted sago fibres; the men leaves wrapped around their penis as pudic cover.
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Senior citizens

In the coming years and decades, the population structure in Germany will continue to change dramatically: People in Germany are getting older, less children are born in every generation and the society is becoming more diverse. These changes are fundamental and durable and are always more noticeable in our society. Demographic change represent a major challenge for policy, administration, business and individuals in our society. These changes are fundamental and durable and are always more noticeable in our society. Demographic change represents a major challenge for policy, administration, business and individuals in our society.
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Wildlife in the city

Wild animals are gaining ground. Everywhere in Germany wild boar, red foxes, raccoons and other wild animals are conquering the cities. More and more wild animals are attracted by the human vicinity. The larger a city, the more manifold is its wildlife. Average more than 10,000 different species are living in an European metropolis. Wildlife especially loves Berlin – the German capital is also the European capital of the animals. In Berlin are living estimated 20,000 different plant and animal species. Thus, the capital is one of the most species-rich cities in Europe.
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Education

Nearly 16.6 million people in Germany attend formal educational institutions - this is a fifth of the total population. Education promises social advancement to the individual and is conjured as a universal solution for many challenges facing our society: demographic change, crisis of democracy, transformation to a knowledge society, the growing gap between rich and poor, international competitiveness - and even climate change. Correspondingly large is the range of expectations and demands, which are addressed by parents, pupils, students, teachers, unions, academics, trade associations, politicians and many more on education policy.
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European beaver

We have received pictures of a beaver family from Rosenheim (Bavaria, Germany) taken by German photographers. The photographers, Bettina and Christian Kutschenreiter, have been able to have an friendly relationship, nearly a friendship, with a family of wild beavers. Through daily visits within two years, the beavers got used to the photographers. They were able to approach the animals on a very short distance, were even allowed to pet them! The images show behaviors of wild beavers never before seen and documented. Highly unusual are the pictures of beavers in snow and ice. In hard winters the keep open an exit in the ice that enables them foraging at the river bank. Equally unusual are the pictures of beavers and fish (chub). The beaver stir up a lot of mud, in which the chubs seem to find food. Sometimes the beaver are surrounded by a swarm of chubs.
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Eyecatcher October 2016

A charming collection of the most beautiful pictures of nature imagesin recent months.
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The goshawk, bird of 2015

Each year nominated the NABU bird to a bird of the year. In 2015, the hawk has to be nominated for the dubious honor of bird of the year. The hawk is a competitor for poultry farmers and hunters very unpopular. Why send him the NABU and the country\'s federation for Birds (LBV) 2015 as an ambassador against illegal raptor persecution.
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Natural healing forces

Naturopathy differs significantly from conventional medicine to some extend: All symptoms are understood as the language of the body, questioned accordingly and treated with remedies nature makes available for us. Naturopathy offers an impressive selection of different methods such as aroma therapy, homeopathy, Spagyrik, Bach Flower Therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, electro acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, anthroposophical medicine, neural therapy and therapeutic fasting. All of them serve to reactivate our body’s own healing power.
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Naturally Healthy

Restoring health with natural products and healthy living was written down by the saint Hildegard von Bingen in several books about 1,000 years ago. Hildegard von Bingen received spiritual visions through which she learned how to use the power of medicinal plants, gems and food to heal the people. As she wrote down her findings, her knowledge it also at our disposal. Through the medicine of Hildegard von Bingen we can learn how do live a healthier and happier life.
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Very yummy

Whether boiled, fried, baked or raw – the view or the thought of those culinary delights let your mouth be watering. Here is a small collection of trendy Foot photos in modern imagery.
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European Hamster

Nature photographer Kerstin Hinze observed a family of Common Hamsters at their den. Formerly Common Hamsters have been quite common and not very popular at the farmers because they stored part of the cereal crop. Those times are gone and especially modern farming is responsible for the decrease of Hamsters. The change from summer grain to winter crop, usage of pesticides and fieldwork with very big and efficient machines makes it very difficult for Hamsters to survive. Source: Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung
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Minden Pictures collection

Minden Pictures is worldwide reknown as supplier of premium animal and nature photographs. The Minden Collection contains important aspects of natural history, ecology, biodiversity and endangered species from all continents; many of them from remote and isolated areas of the world. Minden Pictures is offering the best pictures of an award-winning group of nature photographers. Many of them are working regularly with National Geographic. Arco Images is representing the Minden Collection for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Eyecatcher December 2015

A charming collection of the most beautiful pictures of animals in recent months.
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Eyecatcher January 2014

Once famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh wrote if you truly love nature, it is beautiful everywhere. On this view our first eye-catcher collections of this is all about nature photography. Representing the many thousands of new images of the last three months, we would like to present this hand-selected collection of nature images.
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Deep sea fish, grotesque creatures of the deeps of the seas

Deep sea fish are adjusted to life in ocean depths lower than 500 meters. The lowest depth where a fish has been observed is about 10,900 meters. Water temperature in the deep sea lies at about 4 °C. As the light is only able to reach a depth of 300 m, the deep sea is in nearly complete darkness. Fishes, living in zones with few light, often have big eyes to optimize the luminance efficacy. Deep sea fish have so called “photophores”. Photophores are used for different functions, e.g. illumination of the surrounding, searching partners or alluring prey. The last function has been brought to perfection by deep sea anglerfish. Anglerfish have an extension with a photophore at the end, the so called angle, ending directly in front of their head. Small fish attracted by the light are swimming directly in front the mouth of the anglerfish and are swallowed up.
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Renewable Energy

Ensuring a reliable, economical and environmentally friendly energy supply is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century. The renewable energy will play a central role. Germany is, according to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, to be one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly economies in the world in the future at a competitive energy prices and a high level of prosperity.
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Outdoorsport

No sport comes closer to our human needs such as outdoor sports: Whether you prefer quiet or adrenaline junkie\'s terms is - movement in the outdoors doing your body and spirit.
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Medical photography

The medical photography is a specialized field of documentary photography. It is just as widely as medical science itself, ranging from recordings of symptoms and syndromes on reports in surgical procedures in the operating room, to complicated special techniques.
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Scientific photography

Scientific photography is defined as photography for purposes of scientific analysis or documentation. The focus of the image function is in the range of knowledge representation.
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The Allgaeu

Photographer Katja Kreder visited the German region Allgaeu and the traditional festivals Wallensteinsommer, Taenzelfest and the cattle drive.
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Brittany

Fjord-like bays, projecting far into the sea cliffs and sparse vegetation, one would hardly suspect that you are in France. The landscape reminded me of Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Not only is the landscape reminded that Brittany feels connected ore the Celtic culture. Everywhere you meet them, in buildings, in myths and legends, in music and in language. "We are Celts", the Bretons still say of himself. Paris is far away, not only geographically but also in the minds of the local population.
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Teenager

The first love, pimples sprout, grow the beard and the voice squeaks. On top of that, there are always Zoff with the parents, because a sudden no one understands. The teenage years are a constant emotional roller coaster..
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Eye catcher 4 2013

Gorgeous landscapes, dramatic animal photos and aesthetic travel pictures. A best of collection of our new photos.
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Life and death

Since millions of years life is appointed by feeding and being eaten. The hunters are developing more and better hunting methods and the hunted are developing better methods to escape their hunters. At the end of this food chain is the human beeing. What seems to be brutal and cruel in this pictures, is not better or worse than our factory farming, transportation of animals or slaughterhouses.
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Nature Photography

The nature photography encompasses various sub-areas of photography, such as the photography of landscapes, nature photography, plants, natural phenomena. The boundaries between documentary nature photography, scientific nature photography, amateur or amateur nature photography and artistic nature photography are often fluid.
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Horses

Joy on earth lies on the back of a horse.
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Copy Space

Plenty of space for text, title and advertising messages.
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Baby animals

Who can resist the charm of the young wild animals?
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Underwater World

In the footsteps of Jules Verne. In his novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" explores Captain Nemo and his Nautilus Submarine the depths of the oceans to find putative see monster. In fact, our oceans harbor an extraordinarily rich biodiversity, which is largely unknown today. Despite the fact that nearly three quarters of the Earth\'s surface is covered by oceans, six times more terrestrial species than marine organisms are known.
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Wildlife

Breathtaking scenes from the world of animals. Of the polar regions of the North and South Poles to the deserts, steppes and savannas of the equator, our nature photographers are out to capture in all regions and countries to spectacular scenes from the animal world with the camera. This they spare neither effort nor expense.
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Antarctica – Life in the freezer

Antarctica is one of the hostiles areas to life. In winter the temperature can decline down to -70 degree centigrade. Animals that are going to service here, have to be adapted to the rough climate and develop special survival strategies.
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Aurora Borealis

Because of the dancing polar lights on the nightly sky people in bygone days made several speculations. Today we know that polar lights are evoced by particle radiation, called solar wind, consisting mostly of electrons and protons.
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Volcanoes

Volcanoes have fascinated people from the beginning. Many peoples thought volcanoes would be the site of their gods. Roman legend tells that god „Vulcan“ was hurling fire and glowing stones out of the vents of the volcanoes when he got furious. His name remained for those mountains.
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Whales

Whales, the greatest mammals on earth, are animals of superlatives. The Blue Whale is reaching a length of up to 30 meters and a weight of about 160 tons. Sperm Whales are able to dive as deep as 3,000 meters. Some species of whales can produce upt to 622 different noises. New researches have shown, that presumably every population of whales has its own typical song. Caused by environmental pollution and hunting the populations of the great marine mammals are decreasing.
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Dolphins

Who doesn’t know Flipper, the clever dolphin from the NPC series oft he sixties. Since then the dolphin ist he epitome for a lovingly intelligent marine mammal. With about 40 species dolphins are the biggest family of whales. The are common in all oceans, though a few species, e.g. the Amazon River Dolphin, are living in freshwater.
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The great migration of the animals

Year after year the great migration of the animals is a very special natural spectacle. Wild animals are forming groups of sometimes millions of individuals. Birds migrate vom their breeding areas to their winter habitats. The migration of the gnus (wildebeests) is one of the most noticeable migrations. End of May, beginning of June the gnus migrate in a long line northwards crossing the Mara river to reach the Masai Mara plains in South Kenya. There they have more and better food.
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Animal friendships

„They are like cat and dog“. Who hasn’t seen a dog in rage chasing a cat from his piece of ground? In this nice gallery you can see that it is also possible that different kinds of animals can live in harmony or even get in love sometimes.
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Great apes

„Humans had evolved from apes“ is the most controversial quotation from Charles Darwin. The great apes are the biggest living primates. They can reach a weight up to 200 kilogramm and a hight of 2 meters when standing erect. Social behavior of chimpanzees is very distinctive. They communicate through noises, coordinate hunts on smaller monkeys and sometimes contuct war on other groups in the neighborhood. Most often usage of tools has been observed with chimpanzees, too.
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Fascination India

India is more multifaceted like nearly any other country on earth. At once it is a country of contrasts. As many Europeans still associate India with poverty, Third World and Mother Teresa, the country is developing to one of the main trading states of the world. Indian culture is one of the oldest cultures. Festivals in India are characterized by colour, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, sermons and rituals. Most of those ceremonies derive from hinduistic traditions.
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Giant Panda,

As symbol for the WWF and sometimes for species conservation in general the Giant Panda is well known worldwide in spite of his very small geographic range. His habitat are the sub-tropical mountain slopes of the Chinese provinces Sichuan, Gansu and Shanxi. About 10% of the whole population are living in the Wolong nature reserve in Sichan. Breeding programs in this reserve have resulted in the birth of 86 young Pandas until 2010.
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Lighthouses

Lighthouses are the landmarks of seafaring. At night they are sending mysterious pharos over the sea, at day they are majestical guard posts at the coast. Thousands of seaman owe them their lives: The blinking lights are warning against dangerous shoals, sandbanks and reefs; they are a help for navigating and piloting ships savely into a harbor. source: www.planet-wissen.de
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The Baltic Sea – The sea in our midst

The Baltic Sea is the biggest brakish water sea of the world. It has diversified coastal landscapes, long beaches and lagoons, boddens, clay cliffs, skerry coast and rocky cliffs. Millions of tourists spend their holidays at the Baltic Sea.
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Rainforest – The lungs of the earth

The evergreen tropical rainforest is the world’s richest in species ecosystem. Rainforest are growing on all continents and on both sides of the equator, especially in South America and Oceania. The biggest connected area – likewise more than the half of the total area of all tropical rainforests – can be found in the Amazon Basin. Other big rainforests are located in the Congo Basin and Indonesia.
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Dream Beaches

Sun, salt and sand on the skin, a little bit of Robinson Crusoe added. Romanticism – the most beautiful beaches of the world invite to dream holidays.
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ZEN

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind\'s essential peace is disturbed to no avail. Excerpt of the Hsin - hsin - ming poem.
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Wild Japan

Japan is a land of contrasts. Old traditions facing technical achievements. Next to megacities you find unspoiled countryside, that is the home of many kinds of animals and plants. Six climate zones dominate the weather. From the cold temperate climate zone on Hokkaido, with cold and snowy winters, to subtropical climate in Okinawa, you have nearly every climate in Japan.
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Eye catcher 01 2013

Eye catcher, professional stock photos of Animals, Nature, Travel and People at Picture Agency Arco Images.
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Symbol images

Images from all areas of daily life. All images with model release.
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The returnees

Many animal species have been exterminated by hunting and environmental toxins in the last century, or extinct by the loss of their habitats. Thanks to special protective measures conquer the animal species in Germany as lost their habitats were slowly back again. Among the best known returnees undoubtedly include the large carnivores such as the wolf, lynx and brown bear.
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Eye catcher 02 2013

Aesthetic travel images, creative people photos, gorgeous landscapes, dramatic animal photos. A best of collection of our new photos.
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The Alsace

Quaint little villages with centuries old timbered houses and stork nests on the roofs, attractive vineyards, festivals with traditional costumes and comfortable wine taverns. At the first thought of the easternmost region of France one is thinking of these points that made the Alsace ​​world famous.
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Cornwall, land of Rosamunde Pilcher

Cornwall lies in the southwest of the United Kingdom and is sourrounded by water on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel and the Celtic Sea. The picturesque coastline alternates between contrasting golden sandy beaches and rugged cliffs and has been the scene of numerous legends and inspiration and stories for centuries. The mythical north coast whipped by the surf of the Atlantic is more rugged, while the southern coast is showing a gentler, greener side. Cornwall is the home of the famous author Rosamunde Pilcher, whose novels are based in this picturesque landscape.
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The Lago Maggiore

The Lago Maggiore is situated in the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and in the Swiss canton of Ticino. With a length of 66 kilometers and a water area of ​​212.5 km² the Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy. Due to the mild climate, the lake provides a flora unique to Central Europe. The shores of Lake Maggiore are very different. While the eastern shore seems to be more wild and natural, the west shore is gleaming with luxurious villas, landscaped gardens and impressive buildings.
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Endangered paradise - The Great Barrier Reef

Endangered paradise - The Great Barrier Reef it\'s about 2000 kilometers long and 380 kilometers wide, in front of the eastern coast of Australia is the biggest and best protected coral reef worldwide. Pollution and climate change afflict this complex ecological system. Scientists have identified three reasons for the die back of the corals. The warming of the oceans is responsible for about ten percent of the reduction. About the half is caused by heavy storms the scientists found out. Another 40 percent of the dying can be traced back to the Crown-of-thorns Starfish which eat the corals and reproduce explosively from time to time.
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Aquarium / Terrarium

Whoever finds mammals and birds too vivid, often enjoys keeping amphibians, reptiles, turtles or fish in terrariums and aquariums.
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Cut outs

Universally and miscellaneous usable images, when animals have to be cut out completely from the background.
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Humor

„They are like cat and dog“. Who hasn’t seen a dog in rage chasing a cat from his piece of ground? In this nice gallery you can see that it is also possible that different kinds of animals live in harmony or even fall in love sometimes.
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Human and animal

For centuries humans have caused wild animals to become domestic animals. Long ago tamed animals have just been helpers during the hunt or sources of meat. Today pets are often full-value members of the family.
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Rodents

Until the 1980s it was unthinkable to keep rats as pets. The Punk movement made domestic rats socially acceptable next to rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, degus, chinchillas and other small rodents.
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Horses

Joy on earth lies on the back of a horse. In our latitudes the times when horses had to do hardest work for their humans are long gone. Mostly horses are kept as animals for sport or as a hobby.
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Dogs of breed

During the domestication from wolf to dog many breeds evolved, specialized in certain roles, like gun dogs or shepherd dogs. Only a few of the more than 200 breeds of our archives are still kept as working dogs.
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Cats of breed

Specific breeding of cats has evolved many breeds of the domestic cat since the first half of the 20th century. Origin of most breeds are spontaneously occured mutations of coat color, kind of coat, length of the hair, hair structure or body frame, which have been bred systematically afterwards.
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Baby pets

Nearly nobody can withstand the charm of baby pets.
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Pet birds

Keeping pet birds in the nearest surroundings of humans as a very long tradition. The attraction of the exotic, the bright colors of their feathers and mostly their singing made them popular pets from the court of the Incas, the Pharaos to the plain citizens of the 18 th century.
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Eye catcher 03 2013

Creative people images, gorgeous landscapes, dramatic animal photos and aesthetic travel pictures. A best of collection of our new photos.
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Algarve

The Algarve is the southernmost of the seven regions of Portugal. It is famous for its partially bizarre rock formations in the western coastline and the numerous sandy beaches.
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Dubai

The Emirate of Dubai in the Persian Gulf is the second largest of the United Arab Emirates with about 1.4 million inhabitants. The political, economic and social life of the country takes place mainly in Dubai city. Dubai is famous worldwide for its spectacular architectural buildings such as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, or the man-made resort island "The Palm Jumeirah".
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Croatia

Croatia is extending from the eastern foothills of the Alps in the northwest to the Danube in the east. In the south the Balkan state of Croatia adjoins the Adriatic Sea. With a little luck predators, such as brown bears, lynx and wolves can be seen in the mountainous regions.
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Thailand

Asia\'s primary holiday destination is the only country in south-east Asia to have escaped colonial rule, and has managed to absorb Western influences without compromising its identity. Once beyond the high-rises and traffic of modern Bangkok, visitors can find peaceful traditional farming villages, fertile rice fields and white sandy beaches, where the Buddhist religion has helped to shape the way of life for centuries.
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Turkey

Turkey straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and mixes secularism with traditional Muslim values. Famous for historical relics from its rich history, fine cuisine, and its friendly and generous people, its highlights also include Istanbul’s breathtaking blue mosque and traditional hamams, the magical rock formations of Cappadocia that rise up from like mushroom-shaped fairy houses, and the whirling dervishes of Konya, Sufi Muslim Ascetics whose devotional spinning dance has become iconic of the region.
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China

China The worlds most populous country and fastest-growing economy is now also high on the list of popular international tourist destinations. This gigantic land stretches from the arid expanses of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the north to subtropical forests in the south, the rugged mountain ranges of the West to the densely populated coastal cities such as Shanghai and Tianjin that buzz with development.
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Australia

This giant and sparsely populated country is home to vast deserts, coral reefs, mountains, miles of beaches and buzzing, vibrant cities. Its laid back and welcoming inhabitants live predominantly along the coast, while the arid and inhospitable interior is host to many species of bizarre animals and amazing rock formations. A number of Aboriginal communities also live here, some managing to maintain the traditional lifestyle of the oldest surviving human culture.
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Faces from oll over the world

The Eye of a human is the window to his soul. Rembrandt, Da Vinci and many other famous painters apply oneself to portrait paintings. While facial features and style may differ depending on the location, a smile, a thoughtful gaze or a look of curiosity are universally recognisable. Our photographers take portraits of humans on her traveling around the world.
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Provence

The Provence is a region in southeastern France, between Italy and the Rhone Valley. The landscape of Provence is referred to as picturesque. No wonder, because several famous painters like Picasso, Chagall and Cezanne have resided there and were inspired by the nature. Other artists such as musicians or writers like to work in the rolling countryside of Provence, too.
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Tuscany

Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The landscape and art treasures and important cities such as Florence make Tuscany a main attraction for international tourism.
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Majorca

Majorca is the largest of the group of the Balearic Islands. The tourism business is the mainstay of the island. Sometimes Majorca is disparaged as Germany\'s 17th federal state, because many Germans spend their holidays there. But Majorca offers much more than just sun bathing, nightlife and drinking bouts.
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