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Viñales, Cuba January 8. 2005. Yaniel holding and observing a “tomegin” bird. (Tiaris canora) A  species that is very common all over Cuba

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IMG_3602Yaniel with his precious rooster. He has been training it for months aspiring a victory at the cockfighting arena. Sadly the animal, if it survives, will not look so elegant after the battle!

Viñales, Cuba January 14. 2005


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IMG_3791I made friends with Yaniel in Viñales in the western part of Cuba. He has spent his whole life in that particular valley in Pinar del Rio province.

Yaniel is surrounded by animals of all sorts, horses, dogs, cattle and above all birds. The nature itself is his teacher and what Yaniel does´nt know about birds is not worth knowing.

By the way, do they see the same hairdresser??

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Caribbean dream

Isla Mujeres, Yucatan Mexiko. Take the ferry from the mainland to this quiet little island not far from Cancun. (That´s my daughter Kajsa standing at the palm tree admiring the sunset)

If you feel like more adventures you can go by motorboat further out in the Gulf of Mexico to Isla Contoy National Park, a rare unspoilt bird protection island .



I have had green and blue themes. So lets play with red this time.

A bird in the hand!

  is worth two in the bush.. ( I think he actually has got four in both hands)  outside  Catedral Primada de América in Santo Domingo.