When I left France, we were barely leaving summer. Nights were getting fresh, but the only hints of orange in the forest came from dead trees, those which didn’t survive the latest heat wave. I feared I would arrive in Helsinki after the end of the autumn colors, what they call here “ruska”. Fortunately, that […]
Family-travel blogger Emily, at Kids and Compass, participated in the recent Daily Post Photo Challenge, “Edge,” and shared some stunning vistas she’d captured during a trip to South Africa.
French photoblogger Samuel Bloch, an avid birdwatcher and hiker, is based in Finland. He chronicles his adventures around the Nordic countryside in photo essays on his blog.
It is endemic to the Philippines, where it occurs in primary, mature secondary and disturbed forests on 11 islands: Luzon and Marinduque (race hydrocorax), Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Panaon, Biliran, Calicoan and Buad (race semigaleatus), Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao (plus Balut, Bucas and Talicud) and Basilan (race mindanensis). It is still common locally, notably in the Sierra Madre of Luzon, but continues to suffer from substantial hunting pressure and widespread loss of habitat.
Olongapo City, Zambales Philippines. Heavy monsoon rains spawned by the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon have caused flooding in some low lying areas.
Schools, SBMA and other government offices, and many private companies were closed for the second consecutive day as torrential rains accompanying Storm Maring caused flooding throughout the area.