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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.

Under the waterfalls

Under the waterfalls

Rumbling and glittering waterfalls tumbling down are integral parts of the rivers, also often the most beautiful. I have explored how waterfalls look like inside.

Ranomafana National Park and the Ranomena River

Ranomafana National Park and the Ranomena River

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 Tiputini River in Yasuní National Park

The Tiputini River in Yasuní National Park

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.

Living Allier – saved from damming

Living Allier – saved from damming

The Allier was destined to become another dead river in France, dammed and damned. Together with the Loire, it has, however, become the success story of coexistence of man and nature.

Zanja Arajuno – wild streams in the Andean foothills

Zanja Arajuno – wild streams in the Andean foothills

Eastern slopes of the Andes are the humid world if the jungles. Incredible amounts of the rain are showering the rainforest, where many streams are born. Jungle of Zanja Arajuno in Ecuador is one of these wild places.

Bourkes’ Luck Potholes and the Blyde River

Bourkes’ Luck Potholes and the Blyde River

  Amid the African savanna, the water has carved beautiful canyon and circular potholes, hence the name Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Waterfalls, rapids, ancient red rocks, and other attractions are part oft his natural wonder.

Wintering of the birds on the backwaters – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Wintering of the birds on the backwaters – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Winter is a time of food scarcity and freezing day. Many birds have fled to the warm climates, many in remain in northern areas during winter. Geese, ducks, coots, swans flock the rivers, to spend the winter on the backwaters of the rivers.

Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Winter is a time of food scarcity and freezing day. Many birds have fled to the warm climates, many in remain in northern areas during winter. Geese, ducks, coots, swans flock the rivers, to spend the winter on the rivers.

The Tsiribina River – the oasis in the dry west of Madagascar

The Tsiribina River – the oasis in the dry west of Madagascar

Unlike the lush and wet east, west of Madagascar is a patchwork of the sun-scorched savannas and dry forests. The Tsiribina is one of the largest rivers that traverse this part of Madagascar.