Archives / 2013 / June
  • Flutterby

    I've never been great at distinguishing between a moth and a butterfly and normally I'd assume this rather insipid creature to be a moth. However dull the butterfly is, its perfection cannot be denied. Knowing everything this small insect has survived to get where it was today is a feat on its own. 

    Many butterflies have developed interesting ways of defending themselves from predators. …

  • Watchful Eyes

    Knowing that Hippos are responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal makes one weary of such a large cluster in one spot. Especially when you're what they've focussed on. Nevertheless, when I look at this picture, violence is not something that comes to mind ... but rather survival. 

    A hippos skin color varies from brown to grayish purple, and they're almost …

  • Bellis Perennis

    Bellis Perennis is normally associated with daisies but these beauties below are much more eye catching than the regular daisy. Their pastel and warm colours brighten up a patch of garden like no other. It's hard to imagine so much cheer can be emitted from one bloom type.

    Bellis perennis or daisy, formerly called consolida, on account of its vulnerary properties ; the roots and leaves were …

  • African Sunset

    I love the bush. I love seeing it, being in it, revelling in the awesome that is my country. We have beautiful sunsets, amazing settings and a wonderful array of wildlife to watch in their natural habitat.  My only hope for these incredibly large creatures is that they can survive their biggest enemy ... us.

    Although rarely heard, Giraffes can moo, hiss, roar and whistle to communicate …