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News in Photos: The Most Stunning Natural Wonders in Lebanon by Mohamed Ali Haimour

               

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Lebanese Birds Captured In Ways You’ve Never Seen Before

This is just a typical day in the life of Mohamed Haimour, SPNL guest photographer. He uses his patience to build trust between him and the majestic birds of his homeland, Lebanon. We think you’ll agree his photographs are simply stunning. A Crow Chasing a Hawk Photo Credit: Mohamed Haimour Black-eared Wheatear Photo Credit: Mohamed Haimour        

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Hima Ras El Metn soaring birds celebrated the International day for migratory birds

Ras El Metn soaring birds also celebrated the International day for migratory birds by showing themselves to birdwatchers. Ras Al Metn’s commitment to the occasion was expressed by the absence of hunters. Photos by: Prof Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi

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News in Photos: Tyre Lodge and hima farm a Sanctuary for local and migrating birds

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Rare monk seal found in Raouche

‎Operation Big Blue rescue team with Hamza Sleit – Head of Jal el Baher Fishermen Port, documented on May 27th 2017, a rare monk seal in Raouche. Mediterranean Monk Seals can live up to 50 years and they give birth to 80 cm long pups. These animals were very common in Lebanon until the 1930s. They have been decimated by …

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News in Photos: 17 Bird Mothers with Their Chicklings

There’s nothing like the love of a mother. They care for their little ones so much, that they sometimes have to sacrifice comfort, energy, time, and also themselves, so that they can follow their duty in the best way possible. This does not only exist in human beings, but it is also clearly seen in wildlife. The following series of …

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News in Photos: Anjar Mountain Trail Run

Occurred in 21 of May, Anjar Mountain Trail Run, was a race of 6 Km in length, it was organised by a team of 8 people under the support of the municipality of Anjar and HMEM, there were also 44 young people helping us during the race. Almost 95% of the race was on the mountainous area of Anjar (newly …

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HOMAT ALHIMA FOR THE ARCHIPELAGOS OF TRIPOLI

Lebanese city Tripoli, holds a string of four small islands offshore (ARCHIPELAGOS). The Palm Islands were declared a protected area because of their status of haven for endangered loggerhead turtles (Chelona mydas), rare monk seals and migratory birds. Several globally threatened bird species such as Audouin’s Gull, Dalmatian Pelican, and Corncrake can be observed here. The reserve has been designated …

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News in Photos: The common myna is a threat to native birds

By Fouad Itani The common myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a  large stocky starling from the Sturnidae family. It measures 23 cm in length, with a wingspan of 40 cm, and an average weight of 120 g. The common myna has a chocolate brown body, a black glossy hood and a yellow patch behind the eye. It has white patches on the wings which …

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Roman Sidonian Glass Flask with Birds and Butterflies

    “From this point we must go back to the coast and to Phoenicia. There was formerly a town called Crocodilon, and there is still a river of that name…Then comes Cape Carmel…Next are Getta, Geba, and the river Pacida or Belus…Close to this river is Ptolemais…Next Tyre, once an island separated from the mainland by a very deep …

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