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

Merdja Zerga. Kingdom of birds / Ptasie królestwo

Seagulls which lazily lounge about on a shallow water of the lagoon will soon take wing. Mewy, które wylegują się leniwie w płytkich wodach zatoki, wkrótce poderwą się do lotu. A boat which disturbs their rest is steered by Hassan Dalil, an expert on birds, nature aficionado and a guide to the nature reserve of Merdja Zerga. The only one! You can arrange a tour … Continue reading Merdja Zerga. Kingdom of birds / Ptasie królestwo

Rabat. Chellah. Where the storks winter / Tam, gdzie zimują bociany

Every kid knows, that the storks migrate to the warm countries for Winter. While we would give in to the skiing frenzy in our beloved Tatras or along the slopes of alpine glaciers, the prefer the African grasslands. But have you ever wondered where is it that they fly to exactly? The flight south begins in August and September. Favorite holiday destinations for the stork … Continue reading Rabat. Chellah. Where the storks winter / Tam, gdzie zimują bociany

Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów

The Moors‘ poets named Alhambra “a pearl among smaragds” because of the colour of the palace buildings enclosed in wooden frames. This fortress of the Moors caliphs was built in the XIIIth century and became the last bastion of the Arabs in Spain when it was finally conquered by Ferdinand II of Aragon back in 1492. Today it stands strong as one of the most … Continue reading Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów