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.
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.
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.
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.
Not many fishermen like these excellent hunters. However, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) are natural on our rivers and other water bodies.
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.
Ranomafana National Park is one of the most exotic places in Madagascar. Its steep slopes are covered by the dense and humid cloud forest, where trees are covered by epiphytes, home to many endemic orchids, lemurs, frogs, and other forest dwellers. Copious rains feed many […]
The Yasuní National Park is one of the most important on our planet. It harbors and protects incredible biodiversity, yet it is endangered by the oil extraction that wrought havoc on the eastern parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon, known as Oriente.