Pyrenees, anno 2017

Dec 1st, 2018. Just because we like them: a composite image of some of the finest images taken in the Pyrenees mountains, all taken in Spain during our holidays in 2017. One glance, one happy summer!


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First snow of the year

La Bresse, Vosges, France, Oct 29th, 2018. The first snow caught us during this break, in which the autumn colours are at their best. Walking in the midst of the snow-powered giant trees, the landscape discloses its glaciary origin. In this setting, the latest exhibit of photographs by Vincent Munier (in the village of “Le Haut du Tôt”) is masterfully set!

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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 view above this valley is spectacular, almost a mini-Bryce canyon.


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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 (grapsus adscencionis) is typical of the Canary islands, though it is a very close cousin of the Sally lightfoot crab (grapsus grapsus) from the Galapagos.   


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Grotte d’Eprave

May, 21st, Rochefort, Belgium. Welcome to this geological surprise: the resurgence of the river “Lomme” in the neighbourhood of Rochefort, a touristic centre of the Ardennes. A few  people know that a path leading to the cave of Eprave also discloses the resurgence of the subterranean river which travelled for several kilometers under the hills of the Famenne.

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Black&white, always right

Jan. 16th, 2018. Turning to black and white reveals new sensations, even with the same material!

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Specialists of survival

Vosges, France, Sep. 2017. Plants of these acid swamps developed special tricks in order to survive in a wet and poor environment. Symbiosis and flexibility are the tools they employed.

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