Captured after waiting patiently for a break in between showers
on this rugged mid-north coast beach in Port Macquarie in NSW. Miners
Beach is just one of a handful of beaches that circles the town. Well
worth a visit.
beach resort of 'Skala' Kalloni is 3km South of the town of Kalloni and
offers a great deal to visitors. Sardines caught here are said top be
some of the best in Greece and the daily catch is bought into the
quaint but busy village harbour.
This is also the islands bird watching centre and host to numerous
species of migrant birds in early spring. The Wetland of Kallonis Gulf
is one of the most significant parts of the ecologic assets of Lesvos.
The coastal areas that stretch perimetrically to Kallonis Gulf consist
a unified ecologic system, as this area is consisted of a mosaic of
salt-pits, small rivers and torrents estuaries, reedy-areas, pine-trees
woods and olive groves.
River Conwy is in north Wales. From its source to its discharge in
Conwy Bay it is a little over 27 miles (43 km) long. "Conwy" is
sometimes Anglicized as "Conway".
"This photo just
goes to show it pays to have a camera with you. We had been visiting
friends in Conwy and as we crossed the bridge over the river I saw the
start of this sunset. So I parked the car, walked a few yards to the
river bank and waited for a few minutes for the sun to dip behind the
hill as it was too bright to shoot into the sunset. By moving a few
yards left to position the boat in the reflection, this was the result.
Back in the car and on the way home five minutes later!"
herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey,
black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched
out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a water kingfisher and is found
widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Their black and white
plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers
before diving for fish makes it distinctive.
Males have a double band across the breast while females have a single
gorget that is often broken in the middle. They are usually found in
pairs or small family parties. When perched, they often bob their head
and flick up their tail.
Hermanus has the status of being the best land-based whale
watching destination in the world. Southern right whales visit Walker
Bay from June through to December and can be viewed from aboard a boat,
an airplane or the shore.
Hermanus is home to the world’s only Whale Crier who blows his kelp
horn when whales are spotted along the central sea route.
siskin is a small, lively finch, which is smaller than a greenfinch. It
has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill. The male has a
streaky yellow-green body and a black crown and bib.
There are yellow patches in the wings and tail. It is mainly a resident
breeder from southern England to northern Scotland, but is most
numerous in Scotland and Wales. Many breeding birds are residents; in
winter birds arrive here also from Europe.
Taken from the road bridge towards the estuary of the Mengkabong River,
Sabah in Borneo.
Although many people are now living in urban and suburban areas, they
maintain close ties with their relatives in the villages (kampung).
Often, during public holidays and festivals, you can see the long
exodus of people going back to their village. In Malay, it is called
It is a sentiment shared by the Kadazans and local tribes, and the
Chinese people. Life in the rural village brings back many fond
memories for a lot of my friends. Especially the kampung way of life,
without the stress of city life, where you can hear birds singing,
enjoy the sunset, where time is measured differently.
Taken in the Rasa Ria Reserve, Sabah, Borneo. The centre was
set up 1996 in collaboration with the Sabah Wildlife Department, it
takes in injured or orphaned Orang-Utans, as well as those that have
been confiscated from the illegal pet trade. When the rescued
Orang-Utans first arrive at the centre, they are often quite sick and
in need of medical treatment. They are nursed back to health and taught
how to forage for food, climb trees and generally fend for themselves.
They are then released into the surrounding forest reserve.
Photographs of snow scenes are always pleasing and there is some advice
on how to avoid the common pitfalls in the Top Tips
section. There is an excellent book about the digital painting
techniques used to create this month's image in the Good
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