Wednesday 29 February 2012

Sivraj Giri Maharaj

"Ashirvad from Sanskrit means blessing. Sadhu is regarded as a holy man, lord Siva (first and immortal yogi) is always with him. The power of his blessing is legendary and many people wish for miracles to come". Taken in Kumbh Mela, India by pablodiablo

Tuesday 28 February 2012


Etoshi, dried up lake, Namibia. Due to global warming, Etosha lake is being completly dried up. Large eco-system is dependent on that lake. Picture by Igor Bilic

Monday 27 February 2012

Sacred Family

Sagrada Família:
The Famous Catalan church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Taken by socceraholic

Sunday 26 February 2012

Saturday 25 February 2012

Bruges Canal

Bruges Canal with ice on top, so no tourist boats. Taken in Belfont Hallen, Bruges by tedesco57

Thursday 23 February 2012

Farmer's Truck

What will he distribute?. Taken in Samstagen, Liechtenstein, by difra77

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Saturday 18 February 2012


"A group of workers make a fire to get warm". Nepal. Taken by Dick Verton

Thursday 16 February 2012

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Hindu devotee

"Many devotees pray here during the week before the procession.

A trusted relative pierces tens (or hundreds?) of spikes into the devotee's body. Or a large skewer trough his mouth.
Nobody cringes. Nobody bleeds! I mean I didn't see anybody feeling pain at Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur.

The prayers done, friends and relatives start loading the kavadi frames onto the shoulders of devotees. They will go up the steps deep into the Batu caves, where the skewers and hooks will be taken out as the final part of the prayer ....

Thaipusam preparations are never quiet affairs. In the background, musicians pound drums and blow bugles.

This music gets the devotees into the right frame of mind, I am told."

Taken by Igor

Tuesday 14 February 2012


"Dozos hunters in Seguelon, Côte d'Ivoire on Feb. 5th 2012, during a gathering of Dozos from Côte d'Ivoire and some other neighbouring countries.

The gathering aimed both at celebrating their traditions and culture and is also an attempt to give this secular brotherhood a formal status into the new state of Côte d'Ivoire.

The Dozos identity and traditions in Côte d'Ivoire have been hampered as some of them have been involved into illicit activities or are said to be responsible for some war crimes, during the 2011 events." Taken by Alexandre Foulon

Monday 13 February 2012


Liugong Village, Yangshou County, China - February 2012. Taken by Expatriate Games

Sunday 12 February 2012

Saturday 11 February 2012

Friday 10 February 2012

Under the Wreck...

A pair of penguins under the wreck of the Southern Author. Taken by jtresfon

Thursday 9 February 2012

I'm the King

Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)-Male, Jamburagala Road, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Leopard is considered as an Endangered Species.
Taken by Sara-D

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Big Nose

Pelicans. It's amazing how close you can get to these guys. Taken in Florida, USA by Robert Lio

Monday 6 February 2012


This man was smoking his cherote near the stupas besides the Inle lake. It is the national cigar. Taken by Fototraveller in Burma

Sunday 5 February 2012


In the neighborhood of Coyoacan and surrounded by beautiful trees is the square of Santa Catarina. Breathe in it an atmosphere of tranquility that reflects the picturesque in the area. The chapel dates back to the 16th century and is dedicated to Santa Catarina of Siena; it was a chapel open for Indians, where the indigenous people of the area were served by an order of Franciscan friars. Taken in Coyoacan, Mexico by josemazcona

Friday 3 February 2012

Thursday 2 February 2012

Squeeze me !!!

Fancy a rickshaw-sandwich anyone !!!! A decision he took that I didn't support, our rickshaw-wallas do all sorts of things. The lack of knowledge and traffic rules is a HUGE problem in our streets. This guy must be crazy. Taken in Chittagong, Bangladesh, by NAYEEM