Bighorn Tour, USA 2019

During September 2019 I visited the United States to attend the 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference. Before and after I had a total of 10 days to look for…

Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park, Norway 2019

I visited Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park from June 11th to June 17th. The area is considered the last highland wilderness of Europe, where one can observe free ranging Reindeer,…

„Caprinae world“: That’s what it’s all about.

„Caprinae world“ is an online catalogue with information about wild goats, sheeps and related species. Some of the data has never been made accessible online – accept here.

Dwarf Bharal Tour. China, Yunnan, Rini Mountain 2018

You won’t find a picture of a real one on Wikipedia! There is no photo of a life animal in the internet at all – except here. It…

Birds of the Tien Shan

Some birds I encountered during a Biosphere Expeditons trip in the West-Karakul-River area, Kyrgyz Range, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan.

Searching for THE GHOST in Kyrgyzstan

From July 30th to August 12th 2018 I had the pleasure to be on a „Biosphere Expeditions“-Trip to support a conservation project regarding the very elusive Snow Leopard…

15 hours in the Chartreuse Mountains, France

I basically had 15 hours on May 3rd and 4th 2018 during a family trip to look for Chartreuse Chamois. I got great views of this subspecies. And…

Magic Mishmis – A wildlife watching trip to India’s furthest northeastern corner

There were two species, which I wanted to see in the Mishmi Hills for my caprinae world project: Mishmi Takin and Red Goral. And I was very, very…

Mishmi Hills Birds

Check this illustrated list of birds (70+ species) if you want to find out what you can expect when you go birding in the Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh,…

Mammalwatching in Slovenia + Risnjak NP

Through Jon Hall from I heard of a 3-day-press-trip through Slovenia and Croatia. I applied and the organizers from LIFE DINALP BEAR welcomed me. My family and…

Mit sieben Falken unter einem Dach

Sechs Jahre haben wir auf sie gewartet. 2017 ist sie nun endlich eingezogen: eine Turmfalken-Familie. Vier Monate habe ich sie mit der Kamera begleitet.  

Wildlife and birds of Mandra Edera, Sardinia

In June my family and I spent a few days at Mandra Edera. This country hotel in Western Sardinia, Italy, is mainly a destination for horse riders, but…

India & Bhutan, 2016 – a mammal trip report

It has been a dream for years to visit Kaziranga Nationalpark. Pobitora and Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India and finally Bhutan were equally on my wish list.

Ralfs Buch zu Bär, Luchs und Wolf

Einen Wolf heulen hören! Wissen wo der Luchs zuhause ist! Oder einem Bär ganz nah sein! Hier erfährst du wie das geht.


Kharaulakh Snow Sheep (Ovis nivicola spp.)

The Kharaulakh Snow Sheep is a subspecies – not yet described -, most closely related to the Yakut Snow Sheep.

Bharal (Pseudois nayaur)

The Bharal – formerly known as Blue Sheep – is a goat-like caprid. It is designed for living in precipitous and rocky terrain and may well be one…

Helan Shan Bharal* (Pseudois nayaur ssp)

A small population in the Helan Shan (Helan Mountains, Ningxia Province, China) at the northeastern end of the distribution area of the Bharal is believed to belong to a new, yet…

Pamir Plateau Bharal* (Pseudois nayaur ssp)

The Pamir Plateau Bharal is a putative subspecies of the Greater Bharal. It occurs at the western edge of the Bharal’s distribution range. Tan et al. (2017) mention…

Flare-horned Markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri)

Find listed below a series of Flare-horned Markhor photos.

Bukhara Markhor (Capra falconeri heptneri)

Find listed below a series of Bukhara Markhor photos that show physical features and the animal in its habitat.

Tibetan Bharal (Pseudois nayaur nayaur)

Find listed below a series of Tibetan Bharal photos that show physical features and the animal in its habitat.

Chinese Bharal (Pseudois nayaur szechuanensis)

Find listed below a series of Chinese Bharal photos that show physical features, the animal in its habitat and more.

Caprinae petroglyphs

Around the world natives have carved portrayals of wild sheep and goats on rock surfaces. Being thousands of kilometres apart, it is amazing how they resemble each other.