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Nature Instants (selection)

All hummingbirds are special , especially when light helps, as in this Green Violet-ear

Paleartic birds

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius.

Oriental birds

Western Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus.

Australasian birds

Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis.

Afrotropical birds

Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus serratus.

Neartic birds

White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis.

Neotropical birds

Common Squirrel-cuckoo Piaya cayana.


Mantled guereza Colobus guereza.

Amphibians & Reptiles

Blue-headed Tree Agama Acanthocerus atricollis.


Jumping Spider Evarcha arcuata.


Northern Grecia.

Flora & Fungi

Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii.

People & Culture

Dances of Native Commutity in Shintuya, Southern Peru.

Spiritual Places

Giant Buddha, Puli.
Central Mosque, Almaty.
Orthodox ceremony in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
Hindu Temple in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, 2012. See more photos of the temple here.
Fes, Morocco, september 1990. 
Gangotri, source of the river Ganges.

Humans & Nature

A Common wood- pigeon resists to leave its territory in a forest recently burned by fire.