Tuesday 11th October – Tropical Updates   Leave a comment

Catching up on my write-up on my last trip, paperwork for my next trip and preparing for the slide show I am giving tonight has kept me in for the last couple of days.

Whilst tours to high and temperate latitudes, mountains and safaris usually give enough good pictures for a single slide show, trips to tropical area, particularly tropical forests do not. As a result I have prepared a slide show covering seven tropical destinations, four in the Old World and three in South America. As a taster I have included on my blog three shots from each destination, one of scenery and two of wildlife.

If any one is interested my talk is for the DWT at Charlton Down Village hall, Charlton Down near Dorchester at 7.30 Tuesday 11th.

if anyone is interested in my giving a talk on these or any other destinations to their group then contact me via the blog or at gryllo.poole@tinyworld.co.uk

 

Komodo Island and the Indonesian flag - Sep 2006

 
 

Komodo Dragon - Komodo Island

 
 

Green Junglefowl - Komodo Island

 
 
 

The arid Sahel region of northern Senegal - Jan 2005

 
 

Cricket Warbler - Senegal

 
 

African Finfoot - Gambia

 
 

Angkor Wat - Cambodia, Feb 2005

 
 

L-R: Painted Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Greater Adjutant and another Painted Stork.

 
 

Giant Ibis - northern Cambodia - photo by Dave Farrow

 
 

Hot, humid and dusty - Sierra Leone - Feb 2010

 
 

Egyptian Plover - Sierra Leone

 
 

The incomparable Yellow-necked Picathartes - Sierra Leone - photo by Nick Borrow.

 
 

Maranon Valley - northern Peru - Sep 2005

 
 

Tumbes Tyrant - endemic to the dry coastal area of northern Peru

 
 

The Amazonian region is full of beautiful butterflies. Northern Peru

 
 

The Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia rise straight from the sea to 5,700m - Jan 2007

 
 

Torrent Ducks - Colombia - photo by Pete Morris

 
 

Using a fairly liberal taxonomy, this was my 7000th life bird. Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, Colombia - photo by Pete Morris

 

Dawn from the canopy tower, Alta Florista, Brazil Oct 2008

 
 

Tapir, Alta Florista, Brazil

 
 

Hyacynth Macaws - the Pantanal, Brazil.

 

 

Posted October 11, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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