Monday, April 30, 2018

Postcard for the Yellow-bellied Toad

The district of Darmstadt-Dieburg has used one of my photos for a postcard.

The postcard was used to promote an event for the creation of ponds as a habitat for various animals, especially Yellow-bellied Toads (Bombina variegata). The nature conservation group NABU also informed the participants about the threatened species.

I am glad that I was able to contribute to this important and nice request.

Postcard - Yellow-bellied Toad





Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


A little dinosaur: Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) male, Cahuita National Park.



The mesmeric eyes of the Ghost Glass Frog (Sachatamia ilex) are amazing. 



Leaf Katydid (Orophus conspersus), a master of camouflage! 



The Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) in it's habitat. These beautiful snakes can reach a maximum length of 172 cm (68 in).



Friday, February 23, 2018

Tamandua mexicana



I saw this Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) during a night hike at Arenal Oasis. It is a mainly nocturnal, medium-sized anteater with a prehensile tail. It was the first time for me to observe this animal in the wild.