NINA INDÍGENA (ECUADOR) _ 0460

IMG_3890

Indigenous peoples in Ecuador are the groups of people who were present in what became the South American nation of Ecuador when Europeans arrived. The term also includes their descendants from the time of the Spanish conquest to the present. Their history, which encompasses the last 11,000 years, reaches into the present; 25 percent of Ecuador’s population is of indigenous heritage, while another 65 percent is of mixed indigenous and European heritage. Black people, people of Spanish descent, and others make up the remaining 10 percent.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_3891

From Ecuador
Travel from April 14 to April 26
Thanks Paola !

Advertisements

THE BELOGRADCHIK ROCKS _ 0459

IMG_3769

The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations located on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina) near the town of Belogradchik in northwest Bulgaria. The rocks vary in color from primarily red to yellow; some of the rocks reach up to 200 m in height. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble. The Belogradchik Rocks have been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_3770

From Bulgaria
Travel from Jan 28 to April 17
Thanks  Nevena !

QUEEN VITORIA LILY (VICTORIA AMAZONICA) _ 0458

IMG_3883

Victoria amazonica is a species of flowering plant, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies.
The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water’s surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. The species was once called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria, but the name was superseded. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. It is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_3884

From Brazil
Travel from Mar 17 to April 26
Thanks Luciano !