Entries by Emanuele Biggi

“Rane, Ande ed Eroi” a Genova

Il 24 aprile  alle 16:30 presso il Museo di Storia Naturale di Genova sarò dalla parte degli Anfibi e della loro conservazione in occasione del SAVE THE FROGS! DAY e anche della rassegna HerpeThon .

Witnessing an incredible birth

There are some memorable days when some of your higher-ranked wishes on your “most wanted” list really happen. Among mine, I always dreamt to witness the live bearing of a fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) in the wild.

Feisol tripod

As a nature photographer I often work in dim light and all alone, so I often need a sturdy but rather light tripod to help me with my camera and flashes. Since I found Feisol tripods they got me. I normally use the CT-3442 Tournament tripod, a medium-size, carbon fiber tripod that only weight about 1 kg. Being made of carbon […]

Scratchy Andes

While at Wayqecha Biological Station on the Andes I photographed this Simulium (Psilopelmia) bicoloratum, also called “that damned sons of a b..ch”, sucking my own blood with permission.

Go out and shoot: the best from the worst

When some days ago I visited the local Apennine pond where thousands montane frogs (Rana temporaria) breed each year I couldn’t believe to my eyes. Instead of seeing the amazing congregation I expected I discovered that the season had still to come, but it’s not all folks! Tens of them where laying dead in the bottom […]

The little reeking dragon: Dracunculus vulgaris

Today I had the chance to photograph an amazing plant: the dragon flower (Dracunculus vulgaris). It’s probably a non-native species to Italy, with a very scattered and oddly distributed population. It’s peculiarity is in the inflorescence: a big, rotten meat red colored giant spadix towering at even 1 m above the ground with a total size of about […]