Photos of our trip to São Miguel, the main island of the Azores, in September 2016. We stayed there one week. The Azores is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean about 1300 km west of Portugal. We explored the picturesque villages, the rugged cliffs, the lighthouses and the 3 volcanos Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas with our rental car, we did short walks in the countryside and went for a day at sea to spot dolphins. Especially at sunset we went out to make good photos.
The Oostvaardersplassen in Flevoland is the largest national park in the Netherlands. It is a large wetland with reed plains, rough grassland and ponds that attracts thousands of birds. 25 years ago they introduced some deer, Heck cattle and Konik horses and this park is a very good example of rewilding. Now there live about 1100 wild horses, almost 3300 red deer, 40 Heck cattle, around 50 roe deers and a healthy population of red foxes.
Photos of our journey through the fascinating Madagascar. Very special on the ‘Red Island’ are the unique endemic animals such as lemurs, sifakas, chameleons, geckos, lizards, frogs, birds, ... Moreover there are varied landscapes such as dense rainforests, dry forests, savanna, huge baobab trees, tropical beaches with palm trees, rice terraces, unique rock formations and canyons ... The country has many colorful people and everywhere you can still see traditional ox carts, old cycle and pulled rickshaws, dugout canoes, ...
Photos of wonderful trip to Zambia. We made a unique and adventurous canoe trip on the Zambezi River. We often had to slalom between groups of hippos and we saw a lot of birds. We camped on the riverbanks under an impressive starry sky. Then we went 5 days on safari in South Luangwa, one of the most beautiful national parks in Southern Africa. Besides lots of elephants, antelopes, zebras, giraffes, ... there is also a high concentration of predators like leopards, hyenas, wild dogs and lions.
Photos of my journey through Mongolia. We spotted wild Przewalski horses, visited ancient Buddhist monasteries, met many nomads with their herds and drove to the Gobi desert with vast steppe plains, high sand dunes, beautiful cliffs, ... Then we flew to the Altai Mountains with beautiful snowcapped mountains and prehistoric petroglyphs. We also met the wonderful Kazakh eagle hunters and their ancient traditions and attended the fascinating Golden Eagle Festival.
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