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The Colorado River – Lifeline of the Southwest

The Colorado River – Lifeline of the Southwest

The Colorado River is the icon of the western United States. We bring the story and beathtaking pictures from talented Croatian photographers from their trip.

Khao Sok National Park and the Sok River

Khao Sok National Park and the Sok River

Amid the steep limestone mountains and luxuriant tropical rainforest is snaking the wild Sok River. Waterfalls, rapids and slow-flowing stretches, deep valleys and a reservoir, is a must go for nature and river lovers. Among other wildlife, tigers, sun bears and elephants call this jungle a […]

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Odonata, the dragonflies and damselflies are large flying insects, living near the rivers and their backwaters. These beautiful flyers have fascinating life cycle, living in the water as larvae and airborne a adults.

The grass snake

The grass snake

The grass snake (Natrix natrix) is a common snake that lives near water habitats in Europe. It is a predator, but also prey. In spring, meatballs of these snakes could be found entangled.

Small birds in winter

Small birds in winter

Winter is a tough time for small birds. Subzero temperatures, snow cover that prevents finding the food makes the survival difficult. See the gallery of some of the central European birds found on the river banks.

The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

People would say that this bird is romantic, as its nuptial dance looks like just like that. The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) inhabits oxbow lakes and other water bodies.

The whiskered tern – breeding in the backwaters

The whiskered tern – breeding in the backwaters

Social bird from oxbow lakes and other marshes, the whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) is an impressive hunter, that builds the floating nests from the vegetation.

The great cormorant – the great fisherman

The great cormorant – the great fisherman

Not many fishermen like these excellent hunters. However, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) are natural on our rivers and other water bodies.

The common tern (Sterna hirundo)

The common tern (Sterna hirundo)

Nesting on gravel bars, the common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a bird that lives on the rivers. Elegant flyer, it hunts by diving into the water.

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The sand martin (Riparia riparia) is a bird that can’t live without river erosion, breeding on a steep river bank. They are the symbols oft he natural rivers.