The osprey
The osprey
Sardegna, Italia | December 06, 2017
The osprey is mentioned in the Chinese folk poem "guan guan ju jiu" (關關雎鳩);
"ju jiu" 雎鳩 refers to the osprey, and "guan guan" (關關) to its voice. In the poem, the osprey is considered to be an icon of fidelity and harmony between wife and husband, due to its highly monogamous habits.
The praise of tree
The praise of tree
Sud Sardegna | December 07, 2017
Every tree is important, whether it be one among many others in the wood, alone in a meadow,
in an urban park, along an avenue, or in an orchard...
Every tree is essential for the life of the planet, and it is also a world in itself, where animals of
all kinds live, find their shelter, feed themselves and reproduce.
In this picture a common owl (Asio otus) inside a cypress in a cemetery.
Raven
Raven
Sardegna, Italia | November 04, 2017
In Greek mythology, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy. They are said to be a symbol of bad luck, and were the god's messengers in the mortal world. According to the mythological narration, Apollo sent a white raven, or crow in some versions to spy on his lover, Coronis. When the raven brought back the news that Coronis has been unfaithful to him, Apollo scorched the raven in his fury, turning the animal's feathers black. That's why all ravens are black today.
Kestrel
Kestrel
Sardegna, Italia | November 17, 2017
Common kestrels are ultraviolet sensitive which allows them to visually locate the trails of voles. These small rodents lay scent trails of urine and faeces that reflect ultraviolet light, making them visible to the kestrels, particularly in the spring before the scent marks are covered by vegetation.
A shaman told me
A shaman told me
Cascata del Mughetto, Trentino | October 30, 2017
Once an Ecuadorean shaman told me: <<Waterfalls are international airports of the spirits>>.
The silent flight of a barn owl
The silent flight of a barn owl
Sardegna, Italia | October 05, 2017
Like other owls, the barn owl has special plumage, that let it fly extremely stealthily and approach the prey without being heard.
Autumn lady's-tresses
Autumn lady's-tresses
Sardegna, Italia | October 05, 2017
Autumn lady's-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis) is the last orchid of the year and it announces the autumn.
Swallowtail's caterpillar and fennel
Swallowtail's caterpillar and fennel
Sardegna, Italia | September 24, 2017
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is the larval food plants of the swallowtail (Papilio machaon).
Autumnal narcissus
Autumnal narcissus
Sardegna, Italia | September 30, 2017
Narcissus obsoletus.
S'Istria
S'Istria
Sardegna, Italia | September 29, 2017
S'Istria means the witch in Sardinian. The barn owl was always associated with death. Today again it scares many people. Nevertheless it is so elegant and absolutely harmless to humans.
Little owl
Little owl
Sardegna, Italia | September 22, 2017
Athene noctua.
Wood pigeons
Wood pigeons
Sardegna, Italia | July 03, 2017
Columba palumbus.
Cicada
Cicada
Sardegna, Italia | July 03, 2017
Cicadidae.
Art Rock! #2
Art Rock! #2
Trentino | August 14, 2017
There are 2000 meters between Cima Roma (2838 m) and Molveno lake (864 m). A stunning landscape composed by rocks and clouds, wind and sunshine, song of rock ptarmigans and wallcreepers
Rock ptarmigans
Rock ptarmigans
Trentino | August 18, 2017
Lagopus muta.
Rock ptarmigan
Rock ptarmigan
Trentino | August 18, 2017
Lagopus muta.
Aconitum tauricum
Aconitum tauricum
Trentino | August 15, 2017
Aconitum tauricum.
Scarce swallowtail
Scarce swallowtail
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Iphiclides podalirius.
Apollo in the thistles
Apollo in the thistles
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Parnassius apollo and Carduus.
Nine-spotted moth in love
Nine-spotted moth in love
Trentino | June 26, 2017
Amata phegea.
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