Greetings from Serengeti …

23 februari 2015 § Lämna en kommentar

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In Serengeti, Tanzania we got the pleasure to met this beautiful lady. Normally you see the leopard only at a distance, but this lady gave us the full show.

Best  Thorsten

 

2014 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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All the best to all of you … 2015

30 december 2014 § 8 kommentarer

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Seasonal Greetings and the Best  for New Year 2015 to All of You.

We can now look forward to the coming spring light …

A Magical Light Photo Year to you all.  Best Thorsten

 

Black-capped Capuchin Monkey, Pantanal, Brazil

17 december 2014 § 4 kommentarer

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Black-capped capuchin also known as tufted or brown capuchin,   was rather common in the Pantanal area. They are somewhat clever, since they have been seen using stones to open nuts and even using fine sticks or straws to get syrup or “fishing” for ants. We met them in a small gallery forest and thought they will disappear as soon as they saw us, but apparently they were curious of our activities, so at some point we wondered who was observing whom?

All the best Thorsten

Martim-pescador-grande …

09 december 2014 § 2 kommentarer

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The Portuguese name is to me much more suitable than the English; Ringed Kingfisher. The largest and the most common kingfisher you can see along the rivers and wetlands in the Pantanal area, Brazil.

Best,  Thorsten

One of the smallest birds in the world …

03 december 2014 § 6 kommentarer

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This hummingbird named the Glittering-throated emerald is common in the Pantanal area, Brazil. It is real challenge to catch a glimpse of it, and even more to nail it on a photo.  It is interesting that the hummingbirds of the new world, has its parallel in the old word; the sunbirds. They are extremely similar in habits and appearance but not at all related. A school book example of parallel evolution.

Best, Thorsten

The largest parrot in the world …

26 november 2014 § 2 kommentarer

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The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot in the world. It was close to extinction, but are now slowly increasing in the Pantanal area, Brazil.

We had the pleasure to see it now and then close to the Fazendas, but also sometimes foraging out on the plains, mainly on the Scheelea palm nuts.

Best  Thorsten

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