a photographer's view to the world – a traveler's blog
An image taken last year in fall. Although this kind of woodpecker is searching for insects by pecking trees, he tried to find insects like i.e. the European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) by pecking the earth. The European green woodpecker is usually searching for ants. Therefore you can find them usually on the ground, where they are well camouflaged.
Although they seem very intense colored with the strong and distinct bars on their face, body, and legs, when looking at them directly, they vanish easily in their surroundings in the Kalahari desert and where else you spot them in Namibia. Regardless if the landscape is gray or reddish, they merge with the background. It’s really fascinating.
The first image was taken at 8:45 a.m. The second at 6:30 a.m. and the third at 8:40 a.m.
The last one is taken at 11 a.m. Do you find the second oryx in the image?
As usual, click on an image to enlarge it.
A few week ago I got the opportunity to observe these turtles. OK, turtles are not that exciting, but I kind of like them.
Currently we have summer here in the northern hemisphere and luckily it’s really hot. Reptiles, and turtles are reptiles, need a warm or hot environment to be able to move. In the morning they need the sun to get warmed up and reach a proper operating temperature. So, currently they’d feel well at our current temperature around 26 – 36 ° C.
Happy summer 🙂