Category Archives: travel, Spain

Powerful vs powerless claws

Province of Huesca, June 14th, Aragón, Spain. Another stay in one of the best sites for viewing preybirds in the region. Surprisingly, the claws of the griffon vulture look powerful but they are not… The smaller kites and other preybirds grasp larger preys with their claws.  

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Salt in the mountain

Foz de Salinas, June 2018. The church tower is the best evidence of the abandoned Salinas Viejas, which used to be a salt mining village. Foz de Salinas is the name of the passage through the abrupt standing walls of the site carved by the water. The … Continue reading

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Sally lightfoot crab

July 14th, La Palma, Canary islands. These swift red rock crabs are found on the black lavarocks just above the seaspray. They are very quick to hide and disappear in the small crevices at the first movement detected, thus they pertain to the ‘lightfoot’ type. This species … Continue reading

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The movie “Gondwana”

August 31st, 2017, Halle. The movie was selected by the Jury: between dark & light, water & air, earth & sky. Anxiously awaiting the verdict… at the International Film Festival Nature Namur in October!

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Alimoche

June, 2009-2011, Spanish pre-Pyrenees. What is the meaning of the blogsite’s name? The name is that of a bird, one of the smallest and funniest vultures: the Egyptian vulture (el alimoche, le percnoptère d’Egypte, de aasgier). It is also the smartest … Continue reading

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Top view

Aug. 14th, 2017, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Now that the dusty layer has (almost) settled, the observatory’s top location offers its spectacular views again, also during daytime…

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The game of water (I)

June 23rd, 2017, Vall de Boi, Catalunya, Spain. In the high valley of the Sant Marti river, at the border of the National Parc de Aigues Tortes, lie the estanys del Pessó. El estany del Pessó de Baix is a beautiful one, with its … Continue reading

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Amidst the clouds!

Dec. 21st, 2016. The shortest day and the longest night of the year for this hemisphere. We’re stuck in the middle of it: huge amounts of thick, white, humid and dripping material that doesn’t want to leave the mountain top.

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