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Volcanic Jewels

Volcanic Jewels

Three subspecies of the tiny Volcano Hummingbird inhabit the highest elevations in Costa Rica. They are thought to no longer interbreed although they might still be able to. The females are nearly identical, while the males display different color gorgets.

A Samburu wedding celebration in northwestern Kenya

A Samburu wedding celebration in northwestern Kenya

Our recent safari to Kenya was enriched by the traditional culture of the local Samburu people. Samburus are a Nilotic people who originated in the Sudan. It is believed that they came to Kenya in the 15th century. Unlike their close relatives, the Masai, Samburus chose to stay in an arid part of Kenya. This allowed their culture to remain undisturbed by the British colonialists

We were invited to a local wedding in a village that consisted of three homes. One each for the father of the groom, the groom and his brother. We will show you village...


Fotografiando el Picohoz Coliverde. Photographing the Sickle-billed Hummingbird.

Fotografiando el Picohoz Coliverde. Photographing the Sickle-billed Hummingbird.

Expedición a la Península de Osa para fotografiar una hembra del colibrí Picohoz Coliverde cuando llegó a alimentar sus polluelos. Video en Ingles con subtítulos en español.

A translation to English follows. Video is in English with Spanish subtitles. 

Observamos este Picohoz Coliverde durante varios días mientras ella buscaba suficiente néctar de heliconias e insectos para alimentar a sus hambrientos polluelos. Después de alimentar a sus polluelos, volaba alrededor de su nido, inspeccionándolo en detalle y algunas veces usando su larga lengua para ajustar uno o dos hilos sueltos. Su nido fue...


Decorating Ideas - happiness at work

Decorating Ideas - happiness at work

New home for a Purple-throated Mountaingem.

Decorating Ideas - a perfectly matched frame

Decorating Ideas - a perfectly matched frame

A perfectly matched frame.