Pole Walker

Amsterdam street photography, museum guard placing traffic poles

Pole walker


‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

This museum guard was walking around with two red and white traffic poles under his arms, which he has to place every afternoon to block the traffic in this narrow street next to the Amsterdam museum


Red Parrot, the Scarlet Macaw – portrait

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Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Another beautiful bird, photographed in Pairi Daiza, a marvellous themed zoo in Brugelette, Belgium
This red, blue and yellow parrot, the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. This colourful parrot is on the IUCN list of threatened species, status: Least concern (source: Wikipedia)