Natural History Photographs


First stay overnight was at Kastraki, a local town in the landscape of Meteora. The area is renowned for its rock formations, on top of which one find various monasteries. The rock columns are composed of a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate. Meteora's landscape is special because of the uniformity of the sediments deposited over millions of years with few signs of vertical layering, and also because the localized abrupt vertical weathering. Early in the morning, the rock columns cast long shadows, and it takes a while before these retract. As a result, one can find sleeping insects till some time into the morning, which is quite handy for photography.


Clematis flammula
Italiano:clematide fiammola, vitalba piccola, viticcio odoroso, vitticio oloroso
Español:clemátide, cola de ardilla, flámula, gata rabiosa, jazmín de monte,
vidraria de hojas estrechas
Zygaena laeta
English:Bloodword Burnet, Steppe Burnet
Français:Zygène à large ceinture
Ballota pseudodictamnus
English:false dittany, false divinity, Greek horehound
Français:ballote pseudodictame
Italiano:cimiciotta greca
Salvia sclarea
Nederlands:Scharlei
English:Clary
Deutsch:Muskateller-Salbei
Svenska:Muskatellsalvia
Français:Sauge musquée
Italiano:chiarella, erba moscadella, salvia moscatella, scanderona, scarleggia,
sclarea
Español:almaro, amaro, amero, esclarea, hierba de los ojos, hierba de San Jorge,
hierba de San Juan, madrona, maro granadino ancho, maro vulgar, oripesa,
orobal, oropesa, salvia romana
Hemipenthes velutina
Nederlands:Zuidelijke rouwzwever
Eryngium campestre
Nederlands:Kruisdistel
English:Field Eryngo
Deutsch:Feld-Mannstreu
Français:Panicaut champêtre
Italiano:bocca di ciuco, calcatrappola, calcatreppola campestre, eringio campestre,
eringio comune
Español:cabezuela, carderol, cardi virgen, cardo bajo, cardo corredor, cardo cuco,
cardo estelado, cardo macuquero, cardo punchero, cardo santo, cardo setero,
cardo ventero, carracuca, cuca, eringio, trabalón
Paliurus spina-christi
Synonyms:Paliurus aculeatus, Paliurus australis
Italiano:cappellini, marruca, marruca paliuro, porto capello, porto-capello, soldini,
spina santa, spino-crocefissi, spino-gatto, spino-marocco
Español:cambronera, cambrón redondo, escambrón, espina de Cristo, espinaresa,
espina santa, espina vera, espino, paliuro
Euplagia
quadripunctaria
Authority:(Poda, 1761)
Nederlands:spaanse vlag
Deutsch:Russischer Bär, Spanische Fahne, Spanische Flagge

Sambucus ebulus
Nederlands:Kruidvlier
English:Dwarf Elder
Deutsch:Zwerg-Holunder
Svenska:Sommarfläder
Français:Sureau yèble
Italiano:ebbio, ebolo, sambichella, sambuchella, sambuchello, sambuco ebbio, sambuco lebbio,
sambuco minore
Español:chavos, ébulo, evol, follanastro, hiabos, hiebos, hielgo, hiezgo, matapulgas,
mielgo, niervos, pudimal, pudio, putiera, sabuco, sabuco menor, sabuquillo,
sanguillo, saúco, saúco blanco, sauco menor, saúco menor, xenlos, xeulos, yebo,
yezgo