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Last updated on 2021/11/05
"I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers." — A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
Left: Baby Weddell seal scared off by the camera.
Right: Skua chick resting on ice.
Left: Antarctic Fulmar cleaning the snow off its nest in spring.
Right: Emperor penguins and their chicks.
Left: Adelie penguin egg hatching.
Right: Adelie penguin moulting in autumn.
Left: Cow and calf in Appenines, central italy.
Right: Strange crowd on a Via Ferrata at Roche Robert. Those goats look friendly and harmless enough, but the problem is that sometimes they drop rocks on you while walking carelessly above the cliffs. Well, it can always get worse, I've had friends who had a cow crash-land a few meters away from a hundred meters up !
Left: Gentle fox hanging around our campfire in Val d'Orco.
Right: Wild pigs and piglets in the Corsican forest.
Left: Hawk-moth hovering above its lunch.
Right: Sleepy marmot getting out of its hole.
Left: Wasp drunk on sap.
Right: Strange insect (a tiny rock lobster ?) crawling on the rock.
Left: Kissing snails.
Right: Spider in Vanoise.
Left: A toad trying to warm up in the morning sun on an alpine trail in the Bargy range, northern Alps.
Left: Praying Mantis in Australia.
Right: A spiny echidna, a cousin of the platypus. Those strange animals form the monotreme class and they lay eggs while still being considered mammals.
Left: A vulture in the tibetan sky.
Right: A mighty condor above Ecuador.
Left: Young grizzly bear seen in Alaska.
Right: A hungry possum looking at our meal preparation inside a hut in the Darren mountains, NZ.
Left: Tawney Frogmouth and its weird expressive face.
Right: A gentle wombat from Tasmania.
Left: Cowboy about to receive a headache during a Wyoming rodeo.
Right: A kea, a green carnivorous parrot local to New Zealand.
Left: Grey squirrel on the summit of Half Dome, Yosemite.
Right: Yaks used to carry loads up Himalayan mountains.
Left: A coyote wandering through camp.
Right: A blue shark seen from the relative safety of a shark cage in NZ.
Right: Crocodile waiting immobile in the water, Madagascar.
Left: Catta lemur below the imposing walls of the Tsaranoro, Madagascar.
Right: Horned chameleon on a branch, Madagascar.
Left: A tiny and bright green gecko, Madagascar.