19Août

Gabon – Western Lowland Gorillas

Gabon – Western Lowland Gorillas

In Gabon, I had the chance to meet the wild Western Lowland Gorillas living in the forest and swamps. Their population in only the Loango NP is around 1600.  Gorillas are vegetarian apart eating termites and ants.This one is in the swamp is enjoying his Cyperacae root.



19Août

Gabon – Forest Elephants

Gabon – Forest Elephants

Boat trip in Gabon, Loango NP to discover the Forest Elephants crossing the river and sinking in the mud when walking in the marshes. The African Forest Elephant of Gabon is the smallest species. The bull has long tusks which grow their all life…They live in small family groups. The African Forest Elephants are said […]


19Août

Gabon – Red-capped Mangabeys

Gabon – Red-capped Mangabeys

The Red-capped Mangabeys are leaving in swamps, mangroves and valley forests.They are arboreal moving in groups along tree branches but also through the undergrowth. They have semi-terrestrial habits and quite far-carrying vocalizations which make them easily located. They feed on fruit, seeds, leaves, invertebrates…On the under pic , he is eating seeds of Sacoglottis gabonensis.



06Août

Gabon – Dung Beetle

Gabon – Dung Beetle

The dung Beetles are the world strongest insects and also animals. They can roll up to 10 times their weight and male Beetles can pull 1,141 times their own body weight  which means for a normal human to drag 6 full double decker buses or 80 tons…no comment!!! The ball is made of poop mostly […]


06Août

Gabon – Moustached Monkey

Gabon – Moustached Monkey

The Moustached Monkeys or Guenons have a very colorful face. They live in forest near river, they stay between 5 and 12 m and cannot be seen from raptors.Their tail is longer than their body and is non-prehensile. They are mostly vegetarian and frugivorous. Females live in small groups guided by an old male . […]


02Août

GABON – CENTRAL AFRICAN SLENDER-SNOUTED CROCODILE

GABON – CENTRAL AFRICAN SLENDER-SNOUTED CROCODILE

The Central African Slender-snout Crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus)is a critically endangered species of crocodile (IUCN-2014), it is the last step before being extinct in the wild!!! Since 2014. The African Slender-snouted Crocodile  has been divided in 2 species : West and Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile. Referring to Gabon, the Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile is threatened mainly by […]



28Fév

Lilan’s Lovebirds

Lilan’s Lovebirds

Among my favorite birds, they are the smallest parrots on the African mainland They nest in cavity of trees like mopanes  and acacias close to water. Monogamous, they like however to stay in small groups. They spend time foraging the ground eating grass, fruit and seeds. They were named Lilan’s lovebird from the beloved Lilian […]


22Jan

European Starling

European Starling

Ile de France – Bougival – In summer they are purplish-green iridescent with yellow beaks. They prefer to live near human settlements. Traveling in large group, the species is partially migrant . They are gregarious and spend their time forming groups, which can reach more than one million of birds.  they sleep in community dormitories […]


22Jan

European Starling

European Starling

They always need an open space like a lawn, a field to feed of invertebrates or insects on the ground. Unfortunately they also love fruit and can fall on an orchard, vineyard by thousands being then very destructive.


21Jan

Short-toed Creeper

Short-toed Creeper

Ile de France – Bougival – The short-toed Creepers and the common Creepers are similar, they can be identified mainly by the difference in their song, however, the short-toed Creeper is more present in Ile de France.…They are found in woodland and  feed on insects, larves, or spiders under the cork of the tree.  



21Jan

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

These birds belong to corvid species and are beautiful as their feathers reflect the UV light. When they communicate or are nervous they often raise their crest. They are very clever and can imitate human voice and more. They make their nest to breed high in a tree, up to 10m in coniferous but preferably […]



09Fév

My feelings on the Wildebeest Migration

It’s early morning, the weather is stormy when we leave the camp and the landscape is dressed in pastel colors, nature is waking up! The wildebeests are everywhere; we decide to stop the car and wait. After a while, a herd seems to be on the move to cross the river. We are in the […]


17Juin

Trip on the Heath River

The “Heath River Centre Lodge” is on the Heath river, which marks the frontier between Peru and Bolivia; nothing to see except some local miners looking for gold. Soon after leaving, except the splendid crescent of the moon, the night was complete. The boat had no lights and followed the indications of someone lightening the […]


03Juin

My Bhutan Trip – Anecdotes

PARO : The landing in Paro airport was a bit impressive but the weather was good…After flying one hour or so above the huge white dissected range of Himalaya, the plane began to go slowly down but facing the mountains. I could not see any runaway to land but the very near slopes. I looked […]


20Jan

Uganda – Gorilla track

After 7 hours drive from Kampala with a boring driver who did not say a word, we arrived at the hotel near the park of Bwindi at the end of the afternoon. The hotel was in the lush at the foot of the gorilla mountains. The view was beautiful and the number of rooms being […]


15Jan

North Sulawesi

15/6 – After 2 hours of flights, we landed in Manado… For those who thought North Sulawesi is only a luxurious jungle, be prepared to a shock, Manado is just a big over crowded town with a lot of traffic jams. GARDENIA COUNTRY INN   The traffic is everywhere, but the Hotel Gardenia Country Inn […]


01Jan

Golden Langur

Golden Langur

I met some groups of the rare and very endangered Golden Langurs in Bhutan while visiting the Zhemgang area. It is a mountainous country with lush forests where they like to jump from tree to tree. The construction of bridges on the rivers allowing  the langurs to cross on the other sides has caused a […]


20Mai

Easter Island – Moaï

Easter Island – Moaï

Rapa Nui is the local name of Easter Island, famous by its mystery Moai statues The Moaïs are supposed to be the representation of the Chief of a clan or his Ancestor There are about 887 Moaïs on Rapa Nui. The culture Rapa Nui was at the top between 880 after JC to around 1680. […]


27Avr

Natural Bonsai

Natural Bonsai

This picture shows miniature trees at the top of the volcanic chimney. What is surprising is that they are in fact adult birch trees of may be 20 years old or more. They should be of 20 to 30 m height with a trunk circumference between 40 to 60 cm. The composition of the chimney […]