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Bats – Sanda Plantation Hideaway

Bats – Sanda Plantation Hideaway, Bali For a few weeks I had enjoyed watching different bats fly through our plantation, visiting mostly banana and papaya trees. They were drinking nectar from the banana flowers and feeding on ripe papayas.   As I studied their behavior around the trees and started to observe often clearly defined …

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Snakes, Lizards, Toads & Frogs

Snakes, Lizards, Toads & Frogs – Sanda, Bali I love them all, but snakes definitely beat others!   There are plenty of reptiles and amphibians around here, particularly toads, frogs and lizards are abundant. It took some time to find the first few snakes, but nowadays we see one every couple of days. I don’t …

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Birds – Sanda, Bali We have plenty of birds in and around the plantation, but to photograph them is not easy. Locals often hunt in the plantations for squirrels, which are considered a pest. They feed on most of the fruit trees and can destroy entire harvests. Hunting out of need often turns into hobby, and …

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Tarangire – Tanzania

Tarangire National Park Tanzania, July 2015 Day 2 – 14 Jul: Arusha – Tarangire National Park (Mawe Ninga Camp) At the airport of Arusha we were welcomed by Chris, our guide. As we arrived fairly late in the afternoon we had to stay the night in a nearby lodge, before heading out for the bush. …

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Etosha National Park Namibia & Botswana, June – July 2018 Day 8 – Jun 26: Palmwag – Etosha National Park And all of a sudden this herd came out of the bush..! We were at the right time at the right place… What an exciting first few hours in the park already… Little did we …

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