Tuesday, 18 December 2007

African signs: FREEDOM AVENUE

African road sign saying FREEDOM AVENUE
Another photo in the African signs series. This road sign could be found in the one of the Zambian towns.

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Monday, 17 December 2007

African signs: BE RESPONSIBLE

African sign saying don't drink & drive, be responsible!
DON'T DRINK & DRIVE, BE RESPONSIBLE
This sign was spotted in the Zambian town Kitwe. Let's start a series of African signs...

African sign saying don't drink & drive, be responsible!

I can not decide between colour and black and white version. Which one do you prefer?

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Sunday, 16 December 2007

Sleeping on duty

Sleeping market seller, Zambia Africa
My favourite photo from a recent trip to Zambia
:-)

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Friday, 14 December 2007

Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)

Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Another photo of Vervet Monkey: inside a green African tree.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Vervet Monkey mother with albino baby

Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) with albino baby
Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) are very cute creatures. It is always fun to watch them and interact with them. This unusual albino baby lives in forest surrounding Victoria Falls in Zambia.

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Monday, 10 December 2007

Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls

Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls
The Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls at dry season with just very few streams of Zambezi water falling into a chasm of 100 metres deep formed by basalt rock.

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Sunday, 9 December 2007

Victoria Falls on Zambezi River (border between Zambia and Zimbabwe)

The Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side
Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural World Heritage sites (inscribed on the World Heritage List in December 1989).

Mosi-oa-Tunya is the name in local language that means “the smoke that thunders”.

This photo of the Eastern Cataract on the Zambian side was taken at the beginning of the rainy season (November 2007), but the Zambezi River is still not full. By the mid of that sunny hot day most of the streams you see here have vanished - amazing transformation. I will post more pictures here.

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Last trio

Three brown beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica)
They are like three soldiers holding the autumn fort against invading winter. Tired but still standing... Unfortunately, they lost the battle...

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Saturday, 17 November 2007

Autumn mosaic

Autumn (fall) mosaic: beech (Fagus sylvatica) leaves
More of the fall colors: beech (Fagus sylvatica) branches with blue sky on the background. I think these are the last leaves of this season... it's getting really cold and windy here.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Autumn colour splash - Beech (Fagus sylvatica) leaves

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) coloured leaves

Yesterday was a wonderful autumn day: bright sun, crispy blue sky and autumn colours of nature. I decided to take a walk in the near by forest reserve with my camera. It was fantastic splash of bright colours. You will see more here...

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Sunday, 4 November 2007

Autumn forest

Autumn forest in Switzerland

This wonderful forest is just steps away from the place I live. Everything is so close in Switzerland. I really enjoy walks through this forest along a small river. This photo was taken last week-end.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Summer gone

Autumn in Moscow
This moody photo was shot in Moscow in October. Until next summer...

Moscow fall

Autumn (fall) in Moscow, Russia
Autumn day in Moscow: gloomy sky with drops of rain. But leaf colours change the scene: predominantly yellow, still some greens and occasional bright red spots... melancholic time.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Monday, 17 September 2007

Two

Two birds
I would appreciate help with naming of this photo. They are two seagulls at sunset in Hermanus, South Africa. I would like to see something romantic. Can you help?

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Rock Hyrax: the smallest elephant?

Rock Hyrax, Cape Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Can't you see many similarities with elephants? :-) The fact is that this is the closest living relative to elephant. They are very funny and pretty animals.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)

Cape Hyrax, Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
This cute creature is called Cape Hyrax, or Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis). It looks a little bit like a guinea pig with short ears and tail. They are also known as dassies in South Africa.

This animal has a bigger relative in the fauna kingdom. Who do you think? Well... an elephant. Yes, ELEPHANT!!! Hyraxes are stated to be the closest living relatives of elephants. These small animals (most measure between about 30 and 70 cm long and weigh between 2 and 5 kg) share numerous features with elephants, such as toenails, excellent hearing, sensitive pads on their feet, small tusks-like teeth, good memory, high brain functions and others. I have to say, I really like this theory.

Rock Hyrax basking in the sun
Hyraxes retain a number of early mammal characteristics. In particular they have poorly developed internal temperature regulation. They deal with this "inconvenience" by huddling together for warmth, and by basking in the sun like this fellow on the rocks of Hermanus in South Africa.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Watching whales

Whales watching
We saw them! Not very close unfortunately, but many of them. Hermanus at the Walker Bay in South Africa is the best land based whale watching destination in the world.

Whale tail
Magnificent creatures... they move quite slowly and graciously.

Whale jump
Sometimes they jump... and the crowd goes "Aghhh".

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Whale watching at Hermanus, South Africa

Whale watching at Hermanus, South Africa
We went for whale watching at the seaside resort of Hermanus in Walker Bay, South Africa. It was a fantastic sunny "winter" day. Yes, it's winter now in South Africa. You will see more photos of our outing day...

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Abstract metal pattern

Abstract metal pattern - shopping carts
Some time ago I promised to post additional image about Metal pattern. Did you guess it right? It is a line of shopping carts ;-)

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Summer geranium

Pot with pink geranium flowers
This terracotta pot with pink geranium flowers was shot at friend’s house one July evening. I think the image has summery feelings…

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Their life: busy

Bee busy on a flower
Entry to this week competition "Busy". If you find my photo interesting, please vote at http://www.photofriday.com

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu street scene, Brazil
Street scene in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. I like the reach sunny colours on these photos. Taken on one off-the-centre street of this Brazilian town in a sunny afternoon.

old-fashion car
Love this old-fashion car. Volkswagen Fusca is very popular in Brazil. It is still running!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Pink sunset

Gorgeous pink sunset at Iguazu Falls
What a gorgeous sunset was it! The sky turned rose, then red and finally pink... like a huge fire was swallowing the horizon... Wau! It lasted only 10 minutes, but every minute was worth much more… These few moments definitely made that day at Iguassu Falls (Iguazu Falls).

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Bird paradise: toucans

Toucan is my favourite bird of South America. Aren't they gorgeous?

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)


Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)

Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)
Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)

Adventure boat safari in Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Iguassu Falls boat safari
The image in the previous post was shot from above. This photo is from almost under... under water. They take you on a boat trip right under Iguassu waterfalls. No matter how much plastic you wrap around, you get wet.... really wet... it's a lot of water falling from the sky on your head! Getting a decent picture without a waterproof case is quite a challenge. You definitely will remember this adventure trip on Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguacu) river in the Brazilian part of the Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguacu).

Adventure boat safari trip
Tourists enjoying Macuco boat safari in Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguacu), Brazil.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Iguassu Falls, Brazil, Argentina

Iguassu Falls, Brazil, Argentina
I had a chance to visit Iguassu Falls last week. These amasing waterfalls are shared by Brazil and Argentina along the Iguassu River (sometimes spelled Iguazu or Iguacu Falls) and surrounded by tropical forests of Iguassu National Park. The system consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres of the river.

You will see more images of this spectacular place.