Monthly Archives: October 2012

rosy bee-eaters

Hundreds of birds rose in a swirling confusion before the truck as we approached the Hidden Valley overlook on the east-central region of Vera Plaine.  We stopped short of driving into the pock-marked track that had recently become a nesting … Continue reading

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liana cascade

swirl, twist and curl                                                                         … Continue reading

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ginger trail

Its been raining for most of the morning.  The forest is silent, other than the arrhythmic tuk-tik-tik of raindrops gathering on high branches, dropping like drumbeats through the understory to light the forest floor with shattered fragments of sky. A … Continue reading

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Colas swamp

Bordered by open savanna, Colas swamp lies several kilometers inland from the sea, halfway between Gamba and Mayonami.  Crocodiles, hippos, elephants and sititungas find refuge within the swamp and lagoon environment.  The air is heavy and still this evening, soaking … Continue reading

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forest, Vera Plaine

Deep in a Gabon rainforest the humidity soars, the thick atmosphere choking a breeze barely perceptible in the tree-tops.  Elephants live here, and have possibly stood by with invisible stillness as I slip silently through the forest.  If I pause … Continue reading

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