Wildlife of the south

You don’t have to go on a safari to see some awesome wildlife. Right here in the south of New Zealand, there is plenty to see. I alway get excited when I can get up close and personal with beautiful animals. Here are some of my favorite spots from my roadtrip. Penguins There are two…

Strong as an orangutan

At work my colleague keeps saying how she’s getting strong as an ox, because of not eating certain things. It’s a sentence we love to use now and then to get ready for the day and comment on each other’s performance. Oxen can be strong, but every time I see this picture of an orangutan…

A present from mother nature

It wasn’t until the very end of my stay in Borneo that I finally got to know the monkeys of the island. As soon as our boat arrived at the Bako national park, we diverted our route and got dropped off on the beach instead of the jetty. There was activity in the trees and…

The wilderness at work: Etosha National Park

A safari in Africa is a special event. It’s not every day that you see some of the world’s most impressive animals in the wild. So seeing the gates of Namibia’s Etosha national park made me very excited. Just driving into the park, towards our camp, we saw lions bathing in the sun, zebras and…

The croc circus

The Adelaide River is located in the Northern Territory, unlike its name suggests. It is an area of calm, quiet and crocodiles. Every day tourists come to see the jumping crocs. I arrived in Adelaide River in the wet season, so there was only a small group going on the crocodile cruise and therefore we…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Is this monkey stealing a squirrel? No! Here’s the twist: this is mother silver leaf monkey with her child. The young monkey is orange when it’s born, but changes color after about three months. I love the contrast between mother and child. Also, these monkeys just look incredibly cute! This photo was taken in the…

Lakeside out of nowhere

Lake Argyle is the biggest artificial lake in the Southern hemisphere. It’s formed by a dam in the Ord river and makes a great place for a rest on a road trip to the Gibb River Road. I went to lake Argyle as part of tour from Darwin to Broome. It was a totally unexpected…