Northern River Otter

Northern River Otter

July 2022 The Northern river otter (North American river otter) belongs to the weasel family (mustelid) and is equally versatile in the water and on land. It can only be found on the North American continent. This semiaquatic predator can have quite large territories...
Baird’s Tapir

Baird’s Tapir

June 2022 The Tapir is definitely one of the highlights of Costa Rica and it was my main goal to see one. I had to wait until the last day for my first encounter with the largest land mammal of South and Central America. With its trunk and its bulky appearance it is...
European Hoopoe

European Hoopoe

May 2022 The hoopoe is an unique bird. With its long bill, the orange black plumage and its feathered crown it is distinctive! It is also an migration bird which spends the winter months in southern Africa. In its breeding grounds, the hoopoe prefers warmer regions...
Common frog

Common frog

April 2022 The common frog is one of the most common amphibians in Europe. It appears in many different colors and patterns. From green and brown to red and grey. During their mating season at the end of march they migrate back to the same pond where they were born....
Great-crested grebe

Great-crested grebe

March 2022 When the temperatures get warmer in the springtime all the birds life starts to return. Some birds are more active during courtship display than others. The courtship display of the great-crested grebes is definitely one of the highlights here. To get an...
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

FEBRUARY 2022 In the winter months especially when there is a decline of the lemming population (their main prey) snowy owls migrate from the high arctic to the south, sometimes as south as northern California or even Florida. While i had seen them mostly on the...