Posts Tagged ‘ nature ’

Paradise birds of Kilome

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Af Paradise Flycatcher РFerreti ©muoki kioko 2016

i had to literally drop my pants to capture this! ūüôā

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Terpsiphone Viridis (white Morph) Р©muoki kioko 2016

6 Years in the waiting to get image of this one! Just when i’ve given up looking out for it and put away my camera it lands a mere one metre infront of me completly ignoring my presence flapping it’s fabulously long white tail (some 30cm or so) and takes it’s time preening itself turning its body back and forth!

Off for my camera and its gone..

Love the way it’s tail follows it, flowing in a wave like manner.

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Rains are here, and…

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sitting by the waters edge ©muokikioko2016

i’m kind of used to a croaking sound from these creaters, and so when it starts raining and the croaking ends. Instead you start getting a high pitched chirping sound, more like birds but in the dead of the night that got me curious.

But any time i got to stop near the water bodies the continous chirping ceased. So i decided to start playing the patience game and boy was i rewarded!

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frog with blown up throat ©muokikioko2016

sitting there Looking like a jazz musician about to blow his trumpet – they fill up their throats with air to a point you can clearly trace the vein network on the sac. Hold the ground firmly, test flexibility of air sac to retract and blow up again. Finally they hold their bodies steady and let the air sac’s chirp, first in low tones then it goes picking up in sound…

Wow…i did manage to capture the process in full HD..

 

 

Boxing spiders of Kilome

©muoki kioko 2016

Armed with ‘black gloves’, protecting their bloodshot Red eyes are these ‘boxing spiders’ in kilome.

At home both on surfaces or as they glide ‘still’ on water surfaces – looking always ready to throw in a fewww punches on anything in their way. 

Armed with a front set of 4 Eyes and another two smaller eyes on the side, they are unalarmed at bigger objects in front of them like YoU!

*ID’d by Zarek Cocker as a ‘Salticidae – jumping spider’

World’s second tinniest bat’s – kilome

This is a view from standing position of an adult. The bat is the black spot on left side of image (thats how small it is).

Growing to about 7 grams, this is an adult

..this you can tell by the well developed teeth you see in the above image

See actual life size vs blades of grass /pebbles on ground as found in kilome on first image above.

Thank you Risky for the ID –  as a ‘pipistrielle Bat’ 

Risky is one of Africa’s finest bat Experts

Nature’s gardens – kilome

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While on a walk with friends one pointed out how a section on the roadside looked like it had snow.

In a short while people were lying down taking selfies against this grass that looked like tiny snow drops.
I’ve captured the scene the best I could without manipulation to show how nature beautifully arranges and displays itself in kilome. Hope you like it.

Dancing clouds of kilome

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©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

‘Woof’ spiders of kilome

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‘Woof’ is the name I’ve given this spider because of it’s dog like features. It is part of a collection of spiders I’ve captured that have features similar to objects or animals we are familiar with.
The other very interesting one was one with a cat like face, which i could not trace at the time of this upload. All in all i appreciate if any of you know its scientific name for Id’ing purposes

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
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