Red-striped Oil Beetle

Seen near a footpath in the National Park of Monfrague

Meloe majalis - nr Trujillo
Meloe majalis – nr Trujillo
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Southern Right Whale Fluke

It took me a long time to persuade Rock to get into a boat no bigger than the whales we were aiming to see.  Then I missed the opportunity to catch on film the moment when the nose of one of these enormous whales emerged so close to her that she could almost have kissed it!

But Rock captured the best Whale Fluke….

Whale fluke a
Eubalaena australis – off Puerto Pyramide