Bodensee, Germany & Austria - July 2013

In July 2013, my wife and I went on a 7-day biking trip to the Bodensee in South Germany, near the Austrian border. Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery along the borders of this beautiful lake and its ancient cities, castles, very kind and hospitable people and delicious local food and wine, I spent some time in photographing all kinds of animals, especially birds and quite a few insects. I was extremely lucky to find three Eurasian Eagle Owls in the beautiful old town of Überlingen, on the north side of the lake. I spent hours admiring the three young owls who were sometimes quite playful but always stayed in the vicinity of the nearby nest. The adults never showed themselves.