Over the last weeks, Andreas indicated that he will soon pass away because of a brain tumor. He died this week. Andreas has always been pleased about all of your positive feedback. We prepared a website about the life and the work of Andreas. It is available under andreaskay.org.

 

Thanks for visiting my photostream.

 

I studied natural sciences in Germany and Switzerland, received my Ph.D. from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) with a thesis on artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conversion, and conducted research on Hydrogen production by solar water splitting and on rechargeable batteries. During this time I prepared thousands of Nanopowders from Titanium dioxide and more toxic chemicals such as chromium and cobalt. These Nanopowders were mixed by hand with pistil and mortar without any protection, which may have caused my Glioblastoma.

Scientific Literature and Patents: Google Scholar Profile

 

I have been documenting the diversity of life in Ecuador as an independent scientist since 2011 and sharing over 28.000 photos on my page Ecuador Megadiverso (www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums) as well as videos (www.youtube.com/AndreasKay), hoping to raise more awareness for these threatened treasures.

 

Dear Friends of Ecuador, I have Glioblastoma and do not have the time to carefully edit my photos and videos anymore.

If you are interested in my Macro Photo- and Videography techniques: www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=253542#253542

 

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  • JoinedFebruary 2012
  • OccupationNatural scientist, exploring the biodiversity of Ecuador
  • HometownGermany
  • Current cityPuyo
  • CountryEcuador
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Très très belle galerie..bravO Andreas

September 23, 2018

Many thanks for these wonderful photos and the insight into a fascinating world, I feel like going there.

November 22, 2018
Berzou says:

Andreas est un Magicien, qui nous permet de découvrir la micro faune et flore de l'Equateur, merci ! Thank you very much !

December 8, 2018

Excellent images, the best I've seen in macro photography, best regards, Pablo Excelentes imágenes, lo mejor que he visto en macro fotografía, saludos cordiales, Pablo

May 13, 2018

A fabulous gallery with wonderful shots of the biodiversity of our planet, we miss so many species, it is always great to find somebody having the same interest in life, for me every living creatures or plants are interesting and we know so little over what they feel and their life, just a little glimpse over the simpl… Read more

A fabulous gallery with wonderful shots of the biodiversity of our planet, we miss so many species, it is always great to find somebody having the same interest in life, for me every living creatures or plants are interesting and we know so little over what they feel and their life, just a little glimpse over the simple fact of their existence is better than nothing and Ecuador is a fantastic place for that and thanks againg to Andreas to let us share his discoveries

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August 14, 2017

Parabéns pelas fotos. Elas são as melhores fotos que já vi no Flickr. Muito lindas! Uma sugestão: se possível poste elas com maior resolução, ficaria excelente!

November 2, 2017

Andreas has a wonderful collection of very high quality images, especially of insects and plants. His photographic skills are equal to the splendors of his subject, the amazing natural biodiversity of Ecuador!

September 12, 2012