Pinon, chief of the Tucano, in his village on the Amazon 8Brazil). He proudly presents his headdress, decorated with Parrot feathers.
Brazil: This is where the mighty Rio Solimões and Rio Negro form the Amazon. Our boat in the upper left part.
Sri Lanka: Sundeepa is one of the courageous Galle Fort Cliff Jumpers, a bunch of four guys who make their living by plunging into the sea from high rocks.
South Africa: The fire brigade burns down the knee-length grasses in the immediate vicinity of the road in a controlled manner so that they do not catch fire through carelessly discarded cigarette butts.
Greenland: Permanent waves can wear away existing cracks in the iceberg to such an extent that large holes are created - as in this iceberg.
First day of the five-day expedition through the largest cave in the world: Son Doong Cave in Vietnam. On the way there we cross the already huge looking Hang En cave and spend the night near the entrance.
The 'blue hole' on the outer edge of the New Caledonian barrier reef. Not even diving legend Jaques Costeau made it to the bottom, which is about 150 meters.
Burma/Myanmar: The Shwedagon Pagoda after a Monsoon shower.
Burma/Myanmar: All night the men were out fishing. Now, in the dawn, they briefly warm up at the fire. Soon they have to bring their catch to the Sittwe market and sell it. A tough job.
Burma/Myanmar, Inle Lake: If you want to become a monk, you have to memorise texts from the Tripitaka, the holy book of the Burmese Buddhists, for hours every day. Young novices in particular are grateful for every little interruption.
Burma/Myanmar: A Chin woman of an animist village in a remote spot in the vicinity of Mindat. The photo was taken during a special ceremony, in which nine oxen were sacrificed, and their heads hung on poles.
Burma/Myanmar: Dizzying cleaning work on the world's largest reclining Buddha statue, south of Mawlamyaing.
Burma/Myanmar: A monk in his hermitage in Namshan. At first glance it seems as if he is looking past the camera. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear: he is returning the direct gaze of the viewer.
Burma/Myanmar: A boy playing with his kite made of rags (near Monywa).
Burma/Myanmar: The Water Festival - time for exuberance, alcohol, techno and ecstasy. Water shall wash away the old and make room for the new. Everyone throws the cool water at everyone from buckets, water guns and hoses. Young people in particular can really let off steam.
Burma/Myanmar: A fisherman on Inle Lake, Burma. The Intha, the 'sons of the lake', as they call themselves, know 15 different fishing methods. Among others, they use featherball-shaped nets like the one in the picture.
Burma/Myanmar: A curious and amazed boy. The yellowish thanaka paste is used as skin care and sun protection.
Burma/Myanmar, Inle Lake. During the harvest the rice is separated from the chaff. About seventy percent of Myanmar's population is working in agriculture.
Burma/Myanmar, Amarapura, U-Bein Bridge: A monk on his way back from the morning's alms walk.
Burma/Myanmar: Mrauk-U rates among the most mystic and captivating places in Burma. Here, deep in the former kingdom of Arakan and many hours away from the next city, the visitor still can find a piece of the past.
Burma/Myanmar: Near Loikaw. Only a handful of Padaung women, easily recognizable by their characteristic neck, arm, and legrings, still live in their homes nearby Loikaw. Almost all of the other Padaung women fled across the Thai border for fear of the civil war.
Burma/Myanmar: Half curiosity, half shyness in a Ngwe Palaung village near Namshan.
Burma/Myanmar: The last photo from the 'Timeless Burma' series: The Dhammayazika Pagoda in a bamboo scaffolding. Every few years the leaf gilding will be refreshed. One does not use gold paint but traditional gold leafs with a size of 1 inch. Thousands and thousands of them are put on the pagoda - one after each other. A task requiring month and of lots of forbearance from the workers.
Jordan: Abu Yousef leads his goats to a new feeding place.
Costa Rica: A red-eyed treefrog.
Costa Rica: A 'moving biotope'. Because not only algae grow in the fur of the Three-toed sloth, but also moths, cockroaches, beetles and up to 40 other animal species live in it.
Indonesia, Sumatra: This natural joy of the school children is so contagious - I can hardly take a picture because of the grin. Tears come to my eyes.
Indonesia, Sumatra: I'm using a short rain break to launch my drone. Very carefully I steer it past the mighty tree tops. Then endless forests, dabbed with clouds, streaked with rain curtains. Unchanged for millenia.
Malaysia: A devotional article seller slurping her noodle soup in a cave temple in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Malaysia, Borneo: My jungle favorite! The so-called planthooper. When I saw it the first time, I thought 'That's a little flower blossom'. Suddenly it moved! These guys are a bit bigger than a thumb nail.