Podlasie. Fire Fox from Biebrza / Ognisty lis znad Biebrzy

“Stop, stay!”, replies she, “my lad so lofty, My father old said, I’ll remind: Nightingale’s grace is in man’s voice, But foxiness in his heart”. Adam Mickiewicz – “Świtezianka” “Stój, stój – odpowie – hardy młokosie Pomnę, co ojciec rzekł stary: Słowicze dźwięki w mężczyzny głosie, A w sercu lisie zamiary”. Adam Mickiewicz – “Świtezianka” A fox doesn’t get good press in Polish culture. It … Continue reading Podlasie. Fire Fox from Biebrza / Ognisty lis znad Biebrzy

Podlasie. Nests Level Hard / Gniazda dla zaawansowanych

Spotting it was very hard. Even when Kasia pointed out the exact direction we should be looking at, the search brought us more shame than effect. Couple of people continued to unproductively stare at thicket by the road. Still, we were unsuccessful. Eurasian penduline’s nest differs entirely from other nests built by birds coming to Poland to breed. Pendulines usually hang them on thin tree … Continue reading Podlasie. Nests Level Hard / Gniazda dla zaawansowanych

Podlasie. Stork Pilgrims from Pentowo / Bociani pielgrzymi z Pentowa

“To see a first stork in flight – year will be busy and successful” – a Polish prophecy Year 1991. A huge storm passed over Pentowo, a tiny village in Podlasie, not far from the city of Tykocin. In the blink of an eye, the surrounding area changes drastically – torn roofs, destroyed orchards and broken trees. Yet there is one glimmer of hope in … Continue reading Podlasie. Stork Pilgrims from Pentowo / Bociani pielgrzymi z Pentowa

Podlasie. Ruffs’ third sex / Trzecia płeć batalionów

“Every Human is born a woman or a man. Becomes a woman or a man at the time of one’s conception and remains such until the end of one’s life”. The above is a main statement behind the groups of  “gender ideology” adversaries, for whom the concept of social or cultural sex is a crime against God’s world order and a crime against nature. Today, … Continue reading Podlasie. Ruffs’ third sex / Trzecia płeć batalionów

Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Narew isn’t by any means a hospitable river. For many ages its swampy valley was a world of its own, intact, undiscovered. Noways it is still barely accessible and its main current is hidden under the shadows of reed stands for the bigger part of the year. Spring is the best season to come here. Narew valley then transforms into horizon reaching flood plains and … Continue reading Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Campeche. Water Taxi / Wodna taksówka

Pretty hard to catch a taxi these days. Unless you are prepared to share with other passengers. This is one of my favorite photos from Mexico, hence I thought I would share it with you before writing another post. Dość trudno jest dziś złapać taksówkę. Chyba, że jesteście gotowi podzielić się nią z innymi pasażerami. To jedno z moich ulubionych zdjęć z Meksyku, dlatego chciałem … Continue reading Campeche. Water Taxi / Wodna taksówka

Ouzoud. Macaque’s Waterfalls / Małpie wodospady

Ouzoud in a Berber language literally means “an act of grinding grain”.  But the Moroccans do not come here for bread. Though a dozen of old mills are still operational, the real highlight of Ouzoud are its waterfalls. 600 meters deeps canyon seems unreachable at first, but it fast turns out that taking a pleasant road covered in olive trees will take you all the … Continue reading Ouzoud. Macaque’s Waterfalls / Małpie wodospady

Dades. Valley from the Outer World / Dolina z innego świata

Sand and dust whirlwinds hovering around us effectively block all the views through the windshield of our car. We think then that we wouldn’t like to be in the shoes of the employees of the carwash they will take our car to after the rental. Fear. Should be continue driving? Should we turn around? If so… where to? Rocky desert stretching at the feet of … Continue reading Dades. Valley from the Outer World / Dolina z innego świata

Erg Chebbi. Sunrise over the Dunes / Wschód słońca nad wydmami

Silence. This is your only companion on this trip. There is no other place on earth, you will experience it so deeply as here. A night under the sky lit by millions of stars is an unforgettable experience, which will change your entire perception of the world. A barefoot walk through the desert sands cannot be compared to anything else. Perhaps only to the sunrise … Continue reading Erg Chebbi. Sunrise over the Dunes / Wschód słońca nad wydmami

Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć

When the first muezzin’s call to prayers was heard Muezza was still sleeping inside a sleeve of his master’s robe. A hard day was awaiting him, while he had big plans. He intended to sleep until noon, then eat a piece of meat and kip down again. At this time, the master needed his robe since he was going for the morning prayer. However instead … Continue reading Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć