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we’re back from Mexico! This is a picture of a cenote or natural sinkhole, which are quite common on the Yucatan Peninsula. Rain caves out the limestone, creating a subterranean ground water system. No cooler place to hang out on … Continue reading
People using the Mangoro river in South-Eastern Madagascar to transport goods.
Disclaimer: Most of my information about this story comes from what I anecdotally knew before, spiced up with info from the web – I haven’t read the original “Republic” myself yet. In the cave allegory by Plato (he lets his … Continue reading
A humpback whale diving down at Stellwagen Bank. Stellwagen Bank is a huge National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Massachusetts. It is a managed area, and a recent report shows that the top-level predators in the area such as … Continue reading
Compared to one week ago, the landscape has changed dramatically: Where we largely slipped over trails glazed with ice and snow last week, this weekend’s hiking has been so, well, muddy. But it’s a joy seeing the season change, like … Continue reading
A butterfly sucking nectar from a flower in Madagascar
A small endemic bird of the island of Hispaniola, the Tody, looking a bit startled after I woke him up at night.