2013.12 Sri Lanka: elephants and birds galore!

18th May 2014 Sri Lanka is an island located at the east of the Southern tip of India. Although people look very similar to Indian people, it is really a different country. First it is really not as crowded as India, roads are in good shape and the island is mostly very clean. Sri Lanka has had his share of big issues like civil…

2013.09 Svalbard: Encounter with the Arctic!

03rd November 2013 In August 2012, we were totally ready to see polar bears for the first time. Our cruise was in less than 2 weeks when we received a phone call from Laurent of Terres Oubliées to tell us that our trip was canceled because the boat had a technical issue that would need reparations. We were extremely disappointed and so we had…

2013.07 Finland: Karhu, Susi ja Ahma!

04th October 2013 The title simply means: Bear, Wolf and Wolverine in Finnish!————–Le titre signifie simplement: ours, loup et glouton en Finlandais. ————–Last year, in Sweden, I have had a first experience with the boreal wildlife so I had said to myself I would come-back again (and probably again and again) to watch and photograph those wonders. So, after a few days in Helsinki…

2013.05 part II India – Tadoba Andhari Tiger Park

09th July 2013 After a splendid start of trip in Gujarat I went to Maharastra with a short stop to Nagpur in order to reach the Tadoba Andhari National Park. The 40°C had been very impressive in Gujarat but no less than 47°C were coming ahead! So why go at this period of the year called the « indian summer »? Well the reason is rather…

2013.05 part I India – Gujarat

16th June 2013 I was once asked if there were tigers in Africa. I admit this was a shock that someone did not know that tigers are only present in Asia and Russian far east! On the other hand only a few people know that lions do exist in India. But yes, there is still a « pocket » of them in Gujarat (Western India) in…

2013.03 Part II Masai Mara, Kenya

20th April 2013 After 12 days spent in Ethiopia, we headed towards Kenya and the well known Masai Mara reserve, at Mara explorer precisely. This was our second time in the Mara, the first being in the triangle during the « great migration ». We still have lots of memories of this fantastic event! However, all in all I have preferred the Northern part of the…

2013.03 Part I Ethiopia

24th March 2013 Sometimes your dreams bring you in rather special places. One dream of mine was to see the Abyssinian or Ethiopian Wolf (canis simensis) and this brought my better half and I in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is not at all like any other countries we have visited in Eastern or Southern Africa. It is really less of a touristic country and it makes…