Regular flooding in the Mekong basin is essential for the rural and fisheries communities that supply a large part of the region with food. Development in the shape of dam construction severely endangers this age old lifestyle.
The fishermen of Si Phan Don in the south of Laos risk their lives on a daily basis to catch just enough fish for their own consumption. Fragile fish traps ingeniously mounted in the rushing waters of the Khone Falls catch Mekong Catfish swimming upstream to their spawning grounds. Ten planned dams in the Mekong […]
Fishermen risk their lives every day, just to catch a meal of fish, in the raging Khone Falls of southern Laos.
Ismail – It`s very close, but still a long long way from Romania (EU!) to Ukraine (NOT EU!!!). Three days ago Johannes and I took an adventurous trip from Galati on the Romanian Danube to Ismail, a dreary port town on the Ukrainian part of the Danube, where the economy seems to have come to […]
Last friday I flew above the Rhine in Germany in an ultra light airplane. Because I had to photograph through a tiny hole in the window, it was not that easy. But it was a lot cheaper than renting a helicopter. From the air you can see the old Rhine meandering around the canalized Rhine. […]
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