One of my abiding memories of Provence will always be the sound-scape: from nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus) and scops owls (Otus scops) at night to the almost unremitting sound of cicadas during the day. Despite their large size (and incredible volume), sometimes these animals could be hard to spot against the trunk of a tree; so good is their camouflage. (All of the pictures in this gallery were taken in the garden of 'La Roque', near Ginasservis in Provence, southern France in 2004.)
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
Copyright Richard Burkmar 2004. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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