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 […]


27Déc

Africa – Zimbabwe

Africa – Zimbabwe

Little Makalolo in Hwange National Park was a great place to see wildlife. The lodge is situated near a pond with a fantastic hide. I spent hours there looking at every movement from birds to mammals. It was hot, quite peaceful, with just few birds drinking. I was nearly wondering me what I was waiting […]


04Déc

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal

In 1502, Christophe colon arrives at the Panama Isthmus. In 1510 Spain begins the colonization, but it is in 1880 that Ferdinand de Lesseps inaugurates the beginning of the works. The disease and the bad administration led to a financial bankrupt in 1889. In 1894, a new Canal Company begins the construction of a canal […]


04Déc

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is long of 80km connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific; it goes trough the mountains and is at 95m above sea level. It takes about 8 to 10 hours for a boat to cross it. The canal is constituted of 3 main parts: the Gatun Lake which is the result of an […]


28Oct

Surprising Gabar Goshawk South-Tanzania (Africa)

Surprising Gabar Goshawk  South-Tanzania (Africa)

  The Gabar Goshawks belong to birds of prey. They live in couples during the breeding period and “divorce” after to assume alone their own life… When making its nest, it has been noticed that the Gabar Goshawk tries to keep spider webs around the nest to hide it and also to protect its chicks […]


11Oct

Zambia – Strange Hippo in Kafue NP.

Zambia – Strange Hippo in Kafue NP.

We were on a safari in Zambia, Kafue National Park, the sunset was beautiful when we stopped near a pond to look around about animals as usual. Everything was quiet; there was nothing special until one hippo strolling around decided to go into the water. Its bath was then quite surprising! It began suddenly to […]



03Août

South Tanzania – Cheetah with cubs

South Tanzania – Cheetah with cubs

In Africa, Cheetah lives in open areas like savannah, from there it can better observe its future preys, like impalas when hunting and it also has an overview on possible predators overall when it has cubs. Most of the time, if there is a rocky bump, the cheetah sits at the top to look around. […]


20Juil

Elands – Zimbabwe Hwange N.P.

Elands – Zimbabwe Hwange N.P.

  This happened during a safari, we were waiting in the savannah to take pictures of a herd of Zebras, when suddenly some elands came running and jumping one after the other very close to us. These animals, at least the male can jump up to 2m and the young one 3m. I am not […]


09Juil

ZIMBABWE – Goliath Heron on the Lower Zambezi River

ZIMBABWE – Goliath Heron on the Lower Zambezi River

May 2012, in Zimbabwe, while having a boat trip from Ruckomechi Camp Lodge on Lower Zambezi, we peered at a Goliath Heron ready to fly  and began to take pictures when he  arrived flying beyond a hippo with her baby. The female hippo suddenly aware of a danger came nearer her baby and tried first to protect […]


15Juin

India – Kaziranga NP

India – Kaziranga NP

It was 5 O’ clock in the morning when I arrived at the elephant point of Kaziranga. The sun was very shy behind the trees and the morning was still misty. After climbing some steps, I was comfortably seated on my huge elephant and the stroll could start for two hours. Kaziranga NP in India […]


10Juin

Boat-billed Herons in Belize

Boat-billed Herons in Belize

  “Cockscomb Basin”, is a Wildlife Sanctuary Park in Belize with luxurious vegetation. It is full of birds like “Hooded Orioles”, “woodpeckers” and many raptors. The must of this park is a small pond, well hidden under the trees but easy to find. There, sitting on the near branches at a few meters of me, […]




05Avr

Shoe-billed Stork – Uganda Africa

Shoe-billed Stork – Uganda Africa

I had the chance to see the Shoe-billed Stork in Uganda. He is not a migratory bird and move to another zone only if the food is lacking. This extraordinary animal is seriously endangered, the total number of them is between 11000 and 15000, it is only an estimation as it is very difficult to […]


05Avr

Shoe-billed Stork – Uganda

Shoe-billed Stork – Uganda

The Shoe-billed Stork is a very curious solitary bird also called Whale-Headed Stork, he is endemic to East and Central Africa. His size is gigantic for a bird and can be more than  130 cm. His bill looks like a wooden shoe but curved at the end. His eyes are funny, very big sharp and […]