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Kieler Woche // Kiel Week

January 25th, 2015 by sophie · baltic sea, germany, ocean, water

The Kiel Week is an annual event since the end of the 19th century. The sailing regatta is one of the biggest sailing events in the world. Even though the Kiel Week became more and more into a fair, the focus still is on the sailing competitions.Besides that there are over 2.000 events, mostly live music, which are offered to the visitors.

The maritime highlight of the Kiel Week is the so called Windjammerparade. Since 1998 this parade is always on saturday during the festival week. Over 100 tall and and traditional ships, historical steamboats and hundreds of sailing yachts participate in the regatta. There are also numerous sail training and naval ships of other countries attending.

Traditionally the ending of the Kiel Week is the fireworks Sternenzauber at the Fjörde of the Kiel harbor.

June 2014 by Sophie Daum

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4/2015 Image of the Week: seal at the baltic sea

January 23rd, 2015 by sophie · animals, baltic sea, germany, image of the week, nature, ocean, photography

That day I was supposed to catch up with my friend Ines and visit the Flügger Lighthouse. But this little friend prevented us from going. Seals are very special in the baltic sea, so I am very happy, that I witnessed it hanging out at the nature reserve at Fehmarn.

09/2014 at Fehmarn by Sophie Daum

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45/2014 image of the week: flügger lighthouse

November 7th, 2014 by sophie · baltic sea, germany, ocean, photography

Flügger Lighthouse on Fehmarn at the Baltic Sea
03 / 2014 by Sophie

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19/2014 image of the week: The Baltic Sea

May 16th, 2014 by sophie · baltic sea, germany, image of the week, ocean

The Baltic Sea, shot at Fehmarn by Sophie Daum // 03 / 2014

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Krummsteert // Fehmarn // Baltic Sea

April 23rd, 2014 by sophie · baltic sea, germany, nature, ocean, photography

I spent five weeks in Wallnau, a place on the island Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea. Wallnau is a waterbird reservat, hosted by the NABU. I worked there with a lot of wonderful people which i have taken in my heart. There are two outposts, one is called Grüner Brink, the other one is the Krummsteert, an esker that the sea has shaped for a long time. The Krummsteert is a nature protection zone, there are no visitors allowed to enter it. Its a very important area for breeding birds. I was privileged to visit the Krummsteert to take photographs. It is very impressing to stand on a small strip of land, the sea on my left and on my right side, surrounded by sea birds. The nature is very untouched and I did every step carefully, trying to not destroy something. The light was beautiful and I felt very close to the nature. It was very special and meant a lot to me. So here are some of my shots, I hope you will like it!

View on the Fehmarnsundbridge which is the link to the mainland


Flying Eider Ducks


The Flügger Lighthouse


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