My summary of Shanghai - feelings, buildings, modern and ancient - wonderful city!
Something threatening is hiding in the soft unfocused background and suddenly it is BUUUUM in you face!!
Huhh, it is just a plant.
The Steller's Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It lives in coastal northeastern Asia and mainly preys on fish. On average, it is the heaviest eagle in the world, at about 5 to 9 kilograms (11 to 20 lb; 0.79 to 1.4 st). This bird is named after the German naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.
Nature can produce really interesting patterns - ice generally the best sculptor! In this winter scene near the frozen Schluchsee in the Black Forest Germany the ice "hugs" around tree trunks and rocks. They really look like ones which were just hatched from eggs.
Panoramic view of the Schluchsee completely frozen.
This shot was take at the Schluhsee lake - the lake itself was frozen, and around the lake the ice were in great slabs everywhere.
On and around the lake, lots happening - ice quickly melts in funny patterns, slow "painting" by moss goes ahead relentlessly, animals need to feed and drink. All these things happen in different places and timescales but they are around us to notice. This is my attempt...