Sunday, 4 September 2011

The End

This blog has come to an end.
Thank you so much to all followers and readers, it's been great fun.
Photos taken in the wild will be posted on my travel blog  from now on.
Cheers

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Kalandula Waterfalls


This photo of the former Duke of Bragança Waterfalls was taken in the early 70's when Angola was still a Portuguese colony

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Strangler Fig


Iguazu National Park, Argentina

These plants begin life as epiphytes, when their seeds, often bird-dispersed, germinate in crevices atop other trees. These seedlings grow their roots downward and envelop the host tree while also growing upward to reach into the sunlight zone above the canopy. An original support tree can sometimes die, so that the Strangler Fig becomes a "columnar tree" with a hollow central core. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Secretary Bird


Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Its common name is popularly thought to derive from the crest of long quill-like feathers, lending the bird the appearance of a secretary with quill pens tucked behind his or her ear, as was once common practice. A more recent hypothesis is that "secretary" is borrowed from a French corruption of the Arabic saqr-et-tair or "hunter-bird". (Wikipedia)
The long legs, which increases the bird’s height to around 1.3 m tall, help him catching his favourite prey: snakes.
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For more bird shots check Springman's World Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Intruder


I found this Baboon on my balcony. We stared at each other for a while and then he jumped to the next bungallow.


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Fairy Tern


Cousin Island, Seychelles
Formerly a coconut plantation, this island was purchased in 1968 by the International Council for Bird Preservation and turned into a reserve.
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For more bird shots check Springman's World Bird Wednesday
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For more sign shots check Lesley's Signs, Signs

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Friday, 13 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Monday, 2 May 2011

Big Male Baboon


... feeding on the vegetable leftovers of our lunch
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya