Curious gentoo penguins on iceberg ready to jump into the icy antarctic ocean water. Antarctica.
Aerial view towards the swabian alb mountain range and mount achalm over the city of Reutlingen on a sunny day in wintertime. Reutlingen, Baden Württemberg, Germany.
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Lonely red umbrella at the beautiful beach of a small tiny Islet in the South Ari Atoll Area. Aerial Drone 90 Degrees Down View. South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives
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It feels like yesterday.
This morning I just realized, that I missed the ‘Mlenny Birthdate’ – 10 Years Mlenny on iStockphoto anniversary – by roughly 3 weeks. My first images got accepted on iStockphoto on the 31st August 2005.
A lot has changed in those 10 years, to the bad but also a lot to the good! The brand new ‘Microstock Business of 2005’ evolved and matured. In those ten years I literally met with hundreds or maybe even thousands of interesting people from all over the world to shoot together people, concepts, travel, landscapes and simply having fun together with like-minded people sharing the same craziness, passion and love for photography and travel. Many became good and close friends, independent how often and where we meet on our small planet! This is by far the greatest and best part of those ten years. So happy birthday to my Alter Ego: Mlenny. Cheers to the next 10 years and to all people and friends I met and will see soon again. I can`t wait for the next 10 years of travel and adventures.
The image below got accepted on iStockphoto exactly 10 years ago. It´s from a snowmobile trip with friends in Lapland/Finland in the cold month of February 2005. Processed 16.9.2005 and uploaded Mid September 2005, it got accepted on 21st September 2005.
Snow Landscape in Lapland – Finland – Europe. Snowmobile Expedition through the Ice Cold Northern Europe in Winter.
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Even 10 years old, with the (from todays point of view) low MegaPixel of the original Canon 1D of 2005, I still like it. But even more: I fell back into memories of this 2005 trip by simply seeing it in my portfolio. Thanks iStock!
The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis. Athens, Greece.
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Wind and Rain Bridge in Chengyang backlit illuminated with orange lights at night. Sanjiang County, Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.
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Illuminated Shanghai Skyline at Night, High Angle View over Huangpu River.Illuminated colorful cityscape with the new Shanghai Tower. Shanghai, China.
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Illuminated London skyline at night with the Shard skyscraper. Standing approximately 309m high, the Shard is as of today the tallest building in the European Union. View from Tower Bridge over River Thames to the illuminated Riverside. London, United Kingdom.
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Taroko National Park with its famous marble gorge, Liwu river, winding roads and stunning landscape on Taiwan’s East Coast. Taroko National Park, Hualien County, Taiwan.
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People walking through famous Christkindlmarkt – Christmas Market at New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) of Vienna. In the square and park in front of the New Town Hall Building one of the most famous Christmas Markets in the world is set as customary each year. On the small colorful decorated market stalls you can buy Christmas presents, Christmas decorations, or eat traditional austrian food and sweets together with mulled wine and Christmas Punch. Vienna, Austria.