In the marsh II

July, 5th, Barruera, Vall de Boí. That day we started early in order to explore the small world hiding in the marshland of the “Salencar”.



Posted in insects, travel, Spain | Comments Off on In the marsh II

The Cumbrecita pass

July, 30th, La Cumbrecita, La Palma. Before travelling to the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m), a short stop at this scenic place to view the inner Caldera de Taburiente seems always rewarding..



Posted in landscapes, travel, Spain | Comments Off on The Cumbrecita pass

Natural island

Aug, 2nd, La Palma. Continuing our exploration of the charming island, we discovered more endemic species. Gallotia galloti  (see the male below) is a wall lizard found on the islands of Tenerife and La Palma. The little red rock crabs are from the family of the lightfoot crabs (species Grapsus adcensionis also found on Tenerife).



Posted in travel, Spain | Tagged , | Comments Off on Natural island

Waterpool II

July 19th, Kortrijk. Lazy20150719_PL_D90_0556_aliblog afternoon at the pool of my parents’ house.


Posted in insects, travel, Belgium | Comments Off on Waterpool II

Estanys de Aigues Tortes

June-July, 2015. Val de Boi, Aigues Tortes. The mountain lakes are the perfect spot for escaping the heat wave… Below you find a) the view above the “Embalse de Cavallers” and b) the Estany Dellui.


Posted in landscapes, travel, Spain | Comments Off on Estanys de Aigues Tortes

Val D’Aran, the forgotten valley

June, 27th, Bossòst, Spain. In Val d’Aran, the language is the Aranees. Though part of Spain, it lies on the Northern flank of the Pyrenees. In a glimpse, you are on the sunny side taking the tunnel, but strolling a bit in Val d’Aran reveals some wonderful spots, one of which is this beautiful cascade with the ancient name “Oelhs deth Joeo”. 20150627_PL_0108_09_10_tonemapped20150627_PL_0144_5_6_tonemapped20150627_PL_D90_0147_8_9_tonemapped20150627_PL_0181_2_3_tonemapped

Posted in landscapes, travel, Spain | Comments Off on Val D’Aran, the forgotten valley

The first evidence for prehistoric man

June, 27th, Aurignac. The 17 skeletons have disappeared, but it was the first time that an archeologist found evidence for the simultaneity between ancient human bones and disappeared prehistoric animals. His name? Edouard Lartet. The place? The prehistoric cave of Aurignac.


Posted in travel, France | Comments Off on The first evidence for prehistoric man


June, 21st, Kortrijk, at my parent’s house. Watching animal life at the waterpool…  20150621_PL_D600_0064_aliblog


Posted in travel, Belgium | Comments Off on Waterpool