Dunlin (Calidris alpina), bécasseau variable.Wrangel Island, Russia.August 2018.
Kittiwakes always stay out at sea, and only approach coasts for breeding. There, in large colonies perched in high cliffs, they will be recognizable to their constant noisy calls. Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), mouette tridactyle.Wrangel Island, Russia.August 2018.
Who would not admire the stunningly white fur of those arctic foxes you see in the BBC documentary films? But this species is not systematically white. However, all of these foxes are remarkably agile and active. Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), renard arctique.Wrangel Island, Russia.August 2018.
Belugas are not too difficult to find (much less than the elusive narwhal). But, like all whales, they are often hard to catch in action. Here, a group of the white whales was hunting slamon. The grey one is just a young which did not yet grow its porcelain-colored skin. Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), Béluga, ou… Read More
These last days, there was a lot of talk about traffic ajms obsevred on the road to Mount Everest summit. They were the cause of several dramatic accidents in 2019, like in the previous years. Most people would not imagine how challenging survival is at high-altitude, without even counting on the huge physical exhaustion from… Read More
A recent trip to Brugge (Belgium) was the opportunity to stop in chocolate shops (I believe half the shops in central Bruges are selling chocolate!). This was the reason to buy those (so cute) little chocolate bunnies from Pierre Marcolini (a Brussels manufacturer, but still Belgian).
A photographer assembles a Photoshop montage showing Steven Spielberg (world-famous movie producer of Jurassic Park and Jaws) in front of what looks very much like a dead Triceratops (a dinosaur which wasn’t seen on Earth face in the last 60 million years at least). Not the best of taste for sure but who would believe… Read More
Too many people still believe that the main cause of wildlife disappearance in Africa is poaching. But, in many countries (when they are sensitive to the issue, like in Eastern or Southern Africa), poaching has receeded significantly or even nearly dispapeared. And this is the continuous human expansion which become the engine driving wildlife extinction:… Read More
Can I express myself with composition. The rule of thirds to produce the feeling of speed. Le Mans 2010: Lola HPD Coupé, still at the pit.
1st of January, time for good resolutions. For me, this year, I would like to take a photo challenge. 52 photos in 52 weeks, this should not be too easy. But 52 photos according to pre-set constraints ; this could be a serious personal challenge. I believe that the rule of the Dogwood 52 week… Read More
My best wishes for the upcoming new year.
After a more thorough analysis, I believe that I have now a clear image of what happened to . It appears that a hacker introduced itself into our web site through an insecure WordPress plugin. The security defect has been corrected relatively quickly, but it left a wide open gap during a few days. The… Read More
This appears to be one of the most imprecise errors a web server can through at you. More or less, it means “I tried but I can’t serve and I can’t help with more precise information”. People and forums tend to say that this may be related to database issues or .htaccess issues. But not… Read More
So, it had to happen one day. has been hacked. Nothing very terrible, but a few bad hours for an administrator. The site to be rebuilt in a matter of hours. Passwords to be changed. Several hours lost for nothing. There wasn’t much to steal (the users are not very many). But it is impossible… Read More