Costa Rica

Where to experience your green miracle

Costa Rica

So small and yet full of records! In relation to its small area, Costa Rica has the highest biodiversity in the world. 99 % of its electricity is generated from renewable sources. And in the prestigious Happy Planet Index for well-being and sustainability, it has been ranked first for years, ahead of 139 countries.

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Costa Rica Photo Gallery

Colourful eco-paradise

Costa Rica Photo Gallery

Shortly before the 2nd lockdown, I take the opportunity for a short escape to Costa Rica. In almost deserted national parks, an exuberant plant and animal world awaits me. A detailed article on my trip will appear in Terra magazine in April 2021.

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Jordan

Desert Adventure Wadi Rum

Jordan

A labyrinth of magnificent sandstone formations stretches as far as the eye can see, the sun makes the steep, red craggy rock faces shine, the desert wind whispers stories of times gone by – in Wadi rum, Jordan is “great cinema”.

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New Caledonia

A Piece of France in the South Seas

New Caledonia

Like a South Seas dream come true, New Caledonia lies east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Seen from Europe, this is actually directly at the other end of the world. Those who take the long journey will experience turquoise water and dazzling white beaches as well as many surprises.

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Amazon

Expedition to the "green lungs" of Brazil

Amazon

Deep in the Amazon is a place where, surrounded by the wilderness and all its inhabitants, you can experience the rainforest in an extraordinary way. Malte Clavin went on a voyage of discovery here.

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Sri Lanka Cover Photo

Terra-Magazin 02/2020

Sri Lanka Cover Photo

My photo of the golden monastery Rangiri Vihara made it onto the cover of Terra magazine. The cave temple of Dambulla looks back on a history of about 2000 years. The grotto pictured, Maharaja Viharaya, is the largest of the complex at 37 metres long and 23 metres wide. The wall paintings were applied to older drawings in the second half of the 18th century.

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Arctic

Expedition to the Arctic Ocean

Arctic

On board the research vessel ‘Resolute’, Malte Clavin tried his hand as a temporary scientist and helped collect data. The expedition led through the Canadian Arctic around Baffin Island to the breathtaking fjords of Greenland, where one of the largest ‘iceberg factories’ in the world is located: the Jakobshavn Glacier in Ilulissat.

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New Caledonia Photo Gallery

All endemic or what?

New Caledonia Photo Gallery

Grasshoppers, ants, cicadas, black flies, phasmids. Then there are 197 species of butterflies and even a leaf-cutting bee. The island is also home to snakes, skinks, geckos and bats. All endemic. Also the 21 species of birds, including thrushes, pigeons, crows, parakeets and even a whole family of birds, the kagus.

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Sri Lanka Photo Gallery

Pearl in the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka Photo Gallery

Sri Lanka: a small, extremely diverse country with the size of Bavaria. The tropical island delights with paradisiacal beaches, mountains up to 2,500 metres high, historical sanctuaries and an exuberant flora and fauna. I spent 5 months there with my family.

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