Monthly Archives: August 2018

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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