Monthly Archives: March 2011

The holy grail

…of mosquitoes. Bit of a story behind this mosquito. I first saw it in Sean’s (smccann) flickr photostream a while back and nearly traveled to French Guiana, just for this guy. A better photo can be seen in his stream … Continue reading

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Care to walk a mile in my ant filled shoes?

The new camping spot was idyllic, a few short metres from a slowly moving stream from which the guide could be found fishing day and night. Trails in all directions. There was nothing to complain about. Except the ants…MY GOD … Continue reading

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Fate has other plans

I blinked my eyes at the bright sunshine streaming down through the canopy like an unearthed mole, sat up and fell down promptly, recalling that I was still in a hammock. I lurched out of bed and walked onto the … Continue reading

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Go home or go on?

The escape of the jaguar seemed to hit my guide hard…he spoke little on the way back, and punctuated his inner monologue by pounding his fist into his open hand every now and again while muttering something unintelligible. I feared … Continue reading

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