Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maior cajueiro do mundo

It looks like a forest, but it's only one tree. This cashew tree grows in the Brasilian county Rio Grande do Norde near the city Natal. People said it is the biggest cashew tree inn the world and it vovers an area of approximmataly 8000 square meters.

Maior cajueiro do mundo or Cajueiro de Pirangi
The top of  Maior cajueiro do mundo.


Maior cajueiro do mundo or Cajueiro de Pirangi
Inside the tree.

 the Maior cajueiro do mundo or Cajueiro de Pirangi

Linked with Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crested Tits

Crested Tits are common forest birds, but they live hidden in forests. I had the luck to see a small flock and get one in front of my camera.

Haubenmeise (Lophophanes cristatus)

Haubenmeise (Lophophanes cristatus)

Linked with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bork Beetle Tracks

Bork beetles are pain for trees, but there traces have interesting structures.

Borkenkäferspuren in Fichtenholz

Borkenkäferspuren

Linked with The Weekend in Black and White

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Swarm Photos, Curlews on the Altmühlsee.

Curlews are rare in central Europe and they are rarely seen in larger groups. I saw this flock of curlews, together with numerous ducks and plovers on the Altmühlsee in Bavaria. 

Curlews, ducks and plovers on the Altmühlsee in Bavaria

Curlews, ducks and plovers on the Altmühlsee in Bavaria

Grünsschenkel am Altmühlsee in Bayern
A single greenshank was also there.
 Linked with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Blue-breasted Bee Eater in Ethiopia

A blue breasted bee eater in Ethiopia. It is one of the most common (after my observations) bee eaters in the Ethiopian mountains and he even appears in cities. Most of them, I saw sitting on a branch and make short flights for insect hunting.

blue breasted bee eater in Ehtiopia

blue breasted bee eater on a branch

blue breasted bee eater

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cholesterol Crystals under the Microscope

This substance is a problem for many people and responsible for many deseases. But it is also important for the function of cells. The photos are made under the microscope and in polarized light.

Cholesterol crystals under a microscope and in polarized light.
Cholesterol crystals under a microscope and in polarized light.

Cholesterol crystals under a microscope and in polarized light.
Cholesterol crystals under a microscope and in polarized light.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Old Honey Mushrooms

The honey mushroom is one of the largest organisms in the world with an covered area of 8 km². These ones were not so big, but they were grown on many trees and when they belong to the same specimen it would be an impressive organism too.

Honey mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae)

Armillaria solidipes

Linked with Sweet Shot Tuesday and Our World Tuesday

Cladonia Lichens

A macro photo of Cladonia pyxidata lichens
Cladonia pyxidata
Cladonia lichens are a very common lichen in Southern Germany. The lichens on the photos are grown on a old tree and should be Cladonia pyxidata.


Linked with Macro Monday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Born Free Foundation (Ensessakotteh) area near Addis Ababa/Ethiopia

The center of the Born Free Foundation (Ensessakotteh) in Ethiopia is a good place for a short trip from Addis and it takes just 30 min to escape the concrete world of Ethiopia’s capitol.
The foundation works in conservation and welfare of wildlife in Ethiopia, the center is an education and rescue station with wild animals found orphaned in wild or confiscated from illegal things. On the area are several large compounds with wild cats like cheetahs or lions. 



area of the Born Free Foundation (Ensessakotteh)
The area has a dense, natural vegetation.

Ethiopian Lion
Extinct or almost extinct in the wild, the Ethiopian Lion, perhaps an own subspecies.

grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops) in Ethiopia
Living wild in the area, Grivet Monkeys.
By the way,it’s a good place for birding with dense vegetation, interesting plants and many wonderful places. 

Abyssinian rose Rosa abyssinica

An Abyssinian rose (Rosa abyssinica).

Abyssinian slaty flycatcher (Melaenornis chocolatinus)
Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher (Melaenornis chocolatinus).

A Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike (Campephaga phoenicea)?, despite the yelow shoulder.

Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava)

Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava).
Linked with Viewing Nature with Eileen, Wild Bird Wednesday and I'D Rather B Birdin.
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