Led by Emanuele Biggi, naturalist and professional wildlife photographer
With the local guide Phillip Conradie (Africa Windows)
Departing June 3rd, return June 17th 2016 (14 days plus flights)
A really complete naturalistic and photographic trip for a small group of people (max 10 people). We’ll visit some of the most amazing zones of the Namib desert, inhabited by unique species of animals and plants.
Led by professional naturalists and photographers Emanuele Biggi and Alessandro Catenazzi With the support of ACCA (Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica) Departure 24th June and return home on 9th July To register to the trip: email@example.com (NOTE: registrations end at the end of April 2016) A journey to discover the natural and photographic fauna and flora and […]
Some days ago I discovered that I lost some of my archived images from the period 2005-2007, the first years with digital cameras.
Even the “strongest” predators, armed with powerful venom and fast moves can pass thought delicate times. That’s the case of the molting period, during which some of these animals must change their external skeleton (called exoskeleton) in order to grow.
Welcome to the (city) jungle one would sing by witnessing such behavior of a yellow-legged gull (Larus michaellis) preying and eating a feral pigeon (Columba livia).
We’re used to see raptors or peregrine falcons preying even inside big cities, but there are many reports of gulls eating other smaller birds and it’s not an uncommon sight indeed. I still remember a great black-backed gull (Larus marinus) in Isle of May (Scotland) preying on a guillemot chick some years ago.
Even the behavior shown in the images below, photographed in front of my home in Genoa (Italy), happened at least two more times in front of my eyes before I was able to get my camera in time to get some shots.
Luckily enough, a friend coming here for work was able to witness the predation going on and called me in time to take some shots from my window, then down in the street, before the “raptor gull” decided to fly away in a calmer spot to end its feast.
The first images are shot while it was trying to unsuccessfully swallow the gull from behind, with the prey’s wings stopping the process and forcing the gull to spit it out again (while I was running down the stairs on hyper-speed mode with my camera).
The high number of feral pigeons living on the walls around my home is a true feasting ground for the highly dominant and opportunist gulls that sometimes prefer fresh meat instead of trash bins remains or dead fish.
A cura di Emanuele Biggi, Alessandro Catenazzi
Con il supporto e il patrocinio di ACCA (Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica)
Partenza il giorno 24 giugno dall’Italia e ritorno il 9 luglio da Lima
Per prenotare il viaggio ed i voli: Sangallo Tours (Alessia) firstname.lastname@example.org
Un viaggio naturalistico e fotografico per scoprire la fauna e la flora e la cultura dei grandi ambienti peruviani: il deserto costiero, la foresta nebulosa andina e quella calda amazzonica.
My “Gladiator crab” image, that’s a People choice’s award nominee at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 is also available as postcard at the London Natural History Museum!
I also take this chance to remind all of those who appreciate my work, to vote my image for the People’s choice award, you can vote it here!
What else to say? crabs crabs crabs!!!!