In the Eselsburger valley is a small
former fish pond the
"Stone Virgins" at their feet.
According to a legend, two maids were
from a damsel in two
Image: Wolfgang Trust / Knesebeck-Verlag
Natural treasures among rocks, caves and waterfalls – "Wild Alb" is a project for which thirty photographers set off in wind and weather and at any time of the day and season to capture the fascination of the Alb. FAZ.NET now presents the best pictures.
DThe Swabian Alb in the heart of Baden-Wuerttemberg is one of the most varied cultural landscapes in Germany and a hotspot of biodiversity. Year after year, the region attracts more visitors and invites to hiking and nature experience. Top photographers of the GDT (the Society for Nature Photography) e.V. show in this illustrated book breathtaking motifs of dramatic rocks, mysterious caves and waterfalls from the protected nature of their homeland. Whether mist-covered valleys, peregrine falcons gliding elegantly over the rocks, rare orchids blooming in the juniper heaths, or the colorful alpine beetle crawling in the beech forests: the fascinating photographs show the unspoiled, the mystical and the rare of nature on your own doorstep. The longing of people for native nature, for grounding and intense experiences in the countryside – all this is reflected in the grandiose photographs and in the entertaining texts and should make you want to get to know the diverse habitats of the Alb and their inhabitants from new angles. This volume brings together the best shots of the photo project "Wild Alb" – a real declaration of love in pictures.
In 2015, nature photographers Bernd Nill and Benjamin Waldmann presented their idea for the photo project "Wilde Alb" in the regional group. At the beginning of 2016, the starting signal was given. Around 30 photographers set off in wind and weather and at any time of the day and season to capture the fascination of the Alb in a fresh visual language. In addition to the illustrated book, the project also resulted in a multi-vision show and a touring exhibition. In 2017, the Swabian Alb also won the national competition "Sustainable Tourism Destinations".
The GDT (Society for Nature Photography) e.V. is one of the largest nature photography organizations in the world. Respect for nature is a top priority for GDT members in their photographic work. In addition to private members, many sponsors support the work of the GDT, whose mission is to capture high-quality and meaningful nature photographs and make them accessible to the public through exhibitions, books, calendars and lectures. Thus, the GDT wants to promote the understanding of nature and promote their protection. At Knesebeck, the volumes Our Wild Home (2016) and Black Forest National Park (2016) have already been published.
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