• Kevin Esser

Bavarian Alps, part I

Samira and I actually had different travel plans, but because of COVID-19 all flights were canceled and borders were closed, so we decided to explore a bit of the southernmost part of Germany: the Bavarian Alps.

The first days we stayed in a small town called Mittenwald, very close to the Lautersee and Ferchensee. So right after our arrival from the 6 hour drive, we checked these beautiful lakes.


Lautersee
Lautersee
Bufo bufo - Common Toad
Bufo bufo - Common Toad
Ferchensee
Ferchensee

A raised bog is the perfect habitat for Amphibians & Reptiles... So the first full day of our trip we went to the Murnauer Moos. We saw several Grass Snakes and an entire Common Frog Kindergarten rising from a small pond. Also after quite some hiking, we found some Yellow-bellied Toads enjoying their life in a cozy puddle.


Habitat of Grass Snakes
Habitat of Grass Snakes
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake
Habitat of tiny froglets and juvenile Grass Snakes hunting them
Habitat of tiny froglets and juvenile Grass Snakes hunting them
Rana temporaria - Common Frog, juvenile
Rana temporaria - Common Frog, juvenile
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake, juvenile
Natrix natrix - Grass Snake, juvenile
Habitat of Yellow-bellied Toads
Habitat of Yellow-bellied Toads
Bombina variegata - Yellow-bellied Toad
Bombina variegata - Yellow-bellied Toad
Bombina variegata - Yellow-bellied Toad
Bombina variegata - Yellow-bellied Toad