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Frogs and toads

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 20:05

Amphibians (Lissamphibia) such as frogs and toads belong to the order of the frogs (Anura) and are not easy to distinguish from one another. Frogs tend to be slim and agile while toads are rather sedate, stocky and slow. Especially in Panama we were able to photograph interesting frogs, which are sometimes very poisonous, so that you have to be careful when taking photos in the jungle for several reasons.

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Capybaras in Panama

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:53

When the physicist Shelden Cooper ruined his friends' lunch with the story of the faecal eating capybaras in the series Big Bang Theory, these cute giant rodents became somewhat unhappy. These capybaras from the guinea pig family certainly deserve more appropriate consideration - so it was a pleasure to watch these social animals in a marshland in Gamboa and to see how the adult animals shelter their offspring, they play with each other and together to search for information set out.

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The Kuna - indigenous people in Panama

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:35
About 30,000 Kuna, which call themselves Dule (translated: human), live in San Blas, an approximately 200 km long coastal strip along the northeastern Atlantic coast of Panama with its offshore islands up to the Colombian border. You can reach the islands by boat and you will find well-kept huts as accommodations with these friendly people.The Kuna are known for their traditional dances, which we wanted to include in this project. In addition, with years of resistance to Panama's integration efforts, the Kuna have managed to anchor their rights to independence in the Panama Constitution, which has contributed to the high authenticity of today's Kuna. The Panama Constitution guarantees Kuna rights and territorial rights - but they have had to fight hard for their autonomy today.
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The first newsletter

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:25
We will soon send the first newsletter, which can only be received as a registered community user. The picture shown here of a violet ear hummingbird was taken during a stay in Boquete, Panama. We will add a link to this photo in high quality and without identification to our first newsletter. Community users may use it free of charge for non-commercial purposes.
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Rufous-tailed hummingbird in Boquete

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00

We have seen the Rufous-tailed hummingbird at several locations in Panama. They dash through the blossoms so quickly that you might get dizzy. It is all the more difficult to photograph them. If you don't want to hope for the snapshot, the only motto is: patience. Once you have found a beautiful flower with a matching background, you have to set up the camera, focus and ...

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