The fisherman’s best friend, ( Philippine dog ”Askal”) extremely reliable dog showing his distinctive purpose and protective instinct for his master.
Very rare timing to catch up, to include an animal with the view of the sunset but what a perfect poise for the dog! It looks like the fisherman’s dog is tired but actively opens his mouth showing his wet tongue, adorable looks, huh! Thanks Doggie for your cooperation! Thanks for making my day!
Sri Lankan elephant named Mali inside an enclosure at Manila Zoo (Formerly known as Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden) Mali the only captive elephant in the Philippines has already endured 43 years of extreme confinement.
If ever, I don’t want animal to suffer, I already mentioned this before for the ” Migratory Birds of Malaysia” and to repeat it once again here. I just remember the practice of one biologist in Zimbabwe, they capture animals by shooting with guns that fire darts filled with tranquilizing drugs, the same technique to capture free roaming animals.
Every year, elephants are being slaughtered and killed for their ivory tusks. I was told, most tusks taken in the past 20 to 30 years shipped through different countries around the globe. Is this a joke? Feeling so sad for this, what can you do about it?
My only dream for Mali , to be reunited with her related family in a good habitat, a native vegetation back home. How nice to see her reunited with other herbs happily waving her tusks doing greeting ceremonies with the group. Perhaps, there’s still hope for Mali, I’ll pray for that!
Intensely social and inspiring to watch some seagulls, egrets and king fishers, all fish-eating -birds making a dive racing downward and dipping their bills to catch a fish. For the birds eating fish, Manila Bay is a good and wide feeding ground here in the city proper. I’m just wondering, where is their nesting site?
I’m not only a bird watcher, I’m here to take snapshots for the water birds but clouds getting thicker and dark clouds filled the blue sky as afternoon rain is about to come in minutes. I can smell the bay water, the blizzard sound of wave as the wind blew cold. It was almost like a night as thunder roared so load came with the rain. If only I can fly and wheel like a bird, would be joining the group diving and enjoying the rain..
It is said to be that doves may live, feeding and gather in large flocks but this Inca dove is solitary(existing alone) It is quite different from the rest being solitaire. At first, I thought it was a turtle dove as it is not a familiar visitor in our backyard but I’m not sure if this kind of dove belongs to the same family of turtle dove. I’ve noticed he flocked together with a large number of tree sparrows which are a regular visitors in the garden. Cat scraps on the ground are most welcome for them, our backyard seems to be a favorite destination of hungry sparrows although our garden is not that spacious enough but fruits trees can provide a place where they can refuge when alarmed at night. Natural sites and shaded positions is also important during nesting stage.
I’m a bird lover, I don’t mind the presence of birds, bees and butterflies around. They served as the best photography subject indoors. Macro shots shown here, the face is quite similar to the rock pigeon which is common in our area but has a pigeon-like appearance. I love the circular display flight, gliding on raised wings. I think, this dove is an adult dove as shown by its maturity and body appearance. Other rare pigeons were sighted in our area recently but I don’t know if there’s a census committee for rare pigeons.
Angle shade moth butterfly with a beautiful color combination, it includes, pink, purple, black and white with triangular patterns. I accidentally left window open last night and I’ve found 2 kinds of moth, one is sleeping on our hanging kitchen towel and the other, on the bathroom curtain.
Kitchen towel floral prints attracted the moth and it seems to provide excellent comouflage for the moth protection against night predators but what is this Angle shade moth doing inside the kitchen? Is it my night visitor? it is said to be the devils version of butterflies.
Inca dove- pale gray in color with a short legged appearance with the underpart feathers having dull brown and gray edging. You can see the white edge to the cheeks extending down the neck, more likely to be seen in areas grouping with tree and house sparrows on ground when food is plentiful.
What a peaceful summer snapshots somewhere in Laguna. The setting completely will calm my senses upon viewing the ricefield from behind. Nature’s bright light before sundown works well for me. Scene of nature at any time of the day will surely produce good photograph.
Familiar to most people and frequently found in the garden.Mother and baby Honeybee together pollinating one flower at the same time. Mother honeybees caring for their young, they both depend on flowering plants and trees for nectar and pollen.