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Rolf Hicker Photography
Animal * Nature * Travel Photography

Professional digital animal, nature and travel photography

Thank you for visiting my digital photography website, photo galleries, stock photos and travel photography blog.

As a professional travel photographer I travel a lot, have stories and experiences to share and a lot of digital pictures to show. Enjoy!

Yeaaahh, finally - my new photography website is ready. We developed this site over some time and we have lots of new functions which hopefully makes your visit here more enjoyable. I will point them all out in my blogs.

Here you will find my newest digital animal, nature and travel photography, tips on great photography locations and of course many of my animal, nature and travel pictures.

All my pictures are available as stock photography. Each photo is quality controlled and processed by me. After we reach a license agreement your pictures will be available as high-resolution files for almost immediate download.

Take your time and enjoy my pictures. Please leave comments or questions. I will do my very best to answer as many as I can.

Until I have more of my pictures online please make sure to see more of my work at - Travel Stock Photography.

Thank you very much for looking at my pictures
Rolf - the photographer

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Free HD First Snow Waterton Lakes Wallpaper Calendar

First snow in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Another free wallpaper calendar (computer background) for the month November 2011, available up to 1920x1080px. In the xxl version you will see a elk in the picture and it will give you a great size comparison to this beautiful area in Waterton Lakes National Park. My favorite part of the picture is the Elk and the reflections in the river.

You can go to the download area via this link:

Free HD wallpaper calendars for November 2011 (computer backgrounds) 

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Free HD Wallpaper Computer Backgrounds November 2011

Moonrise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Busy days, lots happening.

I just updated and uploaded 3 new free HD wallpaper calendars (computer backgrounds) for large monitors up to 1920x1080px. They a free of charge but I included a donate button just in case that someone wants to donate a buck or two for the extra work. A +1 for Google, a like for Facebook or any share would also "count as a donation" of course and is very appreciated.

The new free HD wallpapers for November include:

Moonrise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Blue Mountain Vineyard in the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada First snow in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

You can go to the download area via this link: Free HD wallpaper calendars for November 2011 (computer...

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Crazy days in life of a photographer

Myra Falls, Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

Gosh, this must have been one of the darkest days we had for a very long time. Seems like "worst scenario" has hit us at to the very wrong time.

What happened?

As many of you know by now, we are expecting a baby in the next few days or couple weeks. Because we are living a bit remote on the northern part of Vancouver Island (heaven for a nature photographer to life) my wife had to move to Courtenay, which is about 2.5 hours south of here by car, she needed to move to be closer to the hospital. The Doc recommended 3 weeks before due day just in case the baby decides to come early. Given the difficulties we had with our first son Daniel, we did not argue with the Doc.

3 Weeks is a long time, we needed to...

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Free HD Computer Background Calendar

While we are waiting for our baby, and I'm getting the feeling it is not taking much much longer, I'm trying to roll out as much news as I can.

After I already told you that we launched my completely redone website I got two more news today.

1. We finally launched our new Fine Art Shop for Canvas Wraps and Fine Art Photo Prints .

2. I'm now able to offer you FREE HD computer background (wallpaper) calendars - you will be surprised how "sexy" they look.

The free computer background calendars are a bit of a trial - it is a lot of work to make them up but I'm actually planning to have a new one every month. Unfortunately I also have to make a living so I offer the free wallpapers on a "be honest - donate what you want" basis to pay for the extra...

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Turbulent Exciting Scary Times

Panorama: Balance rock after early spring thunderstorm, Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Times are difficult and challenging, I guess many are in the same boat. Our live is set to become very turbulent very soon with some major events happening in our lives.

Let me share the biggest news first - we are expecting another baby which is due within the next 2-4 weeks. We are very happy and exicted about it but also very scared after our somehow very difficult times we had with our first baby Daniel. As some of you know, he was born with Downs Syndrome, too early and had to spent almost 4 weeks in intensive care at the start. He is doing very fine today and makes our days brighter and happy, every single day and so far we are happy with his development too.

So if you don't hear...

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Featured Pictures

Myra Falls Waterfall Vancouver Island

A gorgeous waterfall located west of Campbell River are the Myra Falls in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
Myra Falls waterfall, Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Panorama Photo Balance Rock After Thunderstorm Arches National Park

Originally shot on a 6x17cm panorama camera, rock formation with Balance Rock after a heavy, early spring thunderstorm in Arches National Park, Utah, USA.
Iconic Balance Rock formation after a heavy winter thunderstorm, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Toronto Skyline Panorama

Probably the most impressive skyline in Canada is the Toronto skyline which can be photographed from an island in Lake Ontario.
Gigapano, original 1.5GB, Panorama, City lights reflecting in Lake Ontario, Skyline of the City of Toronto at Dusk, Ontario, Canada.
HDR Photo Snowshoes Winter Mountain Landscape

HDR photo of red snowshoes sourounded by peaceful winter landscape in the canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.
Snowshoes in snow on the banks of the Mistaya River during winter with Mount Sarbach (3155 metres/10351 feet) in the background, Mistaya Canyon, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky ...
Coastline Seascape Cape Reinga Sunset

A very spiritual place with beautiful coastline seascape can be found at Cape Reinga on the North Island of New Zealand.
Sunset at coastline seascape of Cape Reinga, Aupouri Peninsula, Northland, North Island, New Zealand.
Deciduous Fall Forest Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Flowing water of Macintosh Brook inside the deciduous forest in fall season of Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Deciduous forest fall colors at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Macintosh Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada
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