Endangered…

The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) is Africa’s most endangered carnivore and the rarest Canid worldwide. This female was photographed at 14,000 feet in the Bale Mountains National Park, last stronghold for these wolves. There are fewer than two-hundred and fifty adults left here and less than two hundred other adults found in a few scattered […]

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Picaflor de barbijo (Blue-tufted Starthroat)

De todos los picaflores que frecuentan mi patio la hembra del Picaflor de barbijo es la que tiene el vuelo menos agresivo, su vuelo es de movimientos pausados y predecibles lo que me permite obtener mejores tomas inclusive puedo cambiar la composición al girar la cámara; esto lo puedo hacer ya que cuando está en […]

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Five wheatears but not the right one

Last Friday, I went to “the edge of the world”. This is the name given to the Tuwaiq Escarpment and the land directly below it, west of Riyadh. Its quite popular for day tripping locals and expats who drive out on the Mecca road westward. They indulge in walks and many other outdoor activities such […]

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Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo – Accipitridae – Accipitriformes – Buse variable I am wondering if the underparts’ white patches remain the same after each moult or does the pattern change somewhat? I have realised that the converter slows down somewhat the focusing speed, but I am quite happy to have succeed to achieve a decent pic here:

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Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

We had a very confiding Golden Eagle yesterday afternoon close to Tahivilla. The bird circled over our heads when we stopped the car and watched it, obviously curious at what we were doing. After a few circles it headed towards the Sierra de La Plata and The Strait. The moult on the eagle was fairly […]

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Out of the Blue…

The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is the most widely distributed animal on the planet, inhabiting most all of the earth’s oceans and seas except for the extreme polar regions. Because of their widespread distribution, they also have the dubious distinction of being the most widely captured shark, and between 20 – 30 million are captured […]

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Indigo-banded Kingfisher

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher is a resident bird at Villa Escudero, a popular resort in Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines. People would have lunch at the base of a waterfall and the water leads to a river where a forest canopy would cover both sides of the river. The Indigo-banded Kingfisher would hunt for fish, crab, and lizards […]

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Long winter’s nap

Grab forty winks. Saw logs. For a species that’s habitually short on shut-eye, we humans sure have come up with myriad ways to talk about it. We also spend a lot of time and money studying sleep, or the lack thereof. Yet, in spite of decades of inquiry, researchers still don’t have a good fix […]

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