2021 Calendars are Now Available for Order!

November 10, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

For all of you would like to enjoy photos of some fascinating sea creatures and gorgeous flowers from the land and sea of the tropics…

I have made a 2021 calendar to keep you company all year!

Both US and Panamanian holidays are listed.

The calendar ships for free in the US, and I'll hand-deliver them to folks in Panama. For my Panama folks, you may order through the website, or pay me directly. The calendar is 28 US dollars, which is currently the equivalent of 28 Panamanian Balboa. They will arrive the last week of November — just in time for holiday gifting, too.

The calendars are sold out! I'm glad many of you are enjoying these photos every day! Thank you!

Pam Kirk Nature Photography 2021 Calendar preview of images2021 CalendarA selection of pages from the 2021 calendar. Other images included are shown below.

Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse - hemigymnus melapterus_Checkerboard Wrasse - halichoeres hortulanusBlackeye Thicklip Wrasse - hemigymnus melapterus_Checkerboard Wrasse - halichoeres hortulanusBlackeye Thicklip Wrasse has a brilliant turquoise eye rim. Dramatic pink patterns around the eyes and head. A Checkerboard Wrasse with similar pink pattern and a flashy gold and orange tail. Location; Misool Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. February, 2020. Redfin Butterflyfish - chaetodon lunulatusRedfin Butterflyfish - chaetodon lunulatusCoral reefs in Benaken National Marine Park, with Redfin Butterflyfish. Location: Bunaken National Marine Park; the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 2019. Oval-spot Butterflyfish - chaetodon speculumOval-spot Butterflyfish - chaetodon speculumOval-spot butterflyfish (chaetodon speculum). A tropical reef fish of the Pacific Indian Ocean. It is a vivid, intense yellow with a black eye stripe. It is rather uncommon and solitary. Other common names include: Mirror butterflyfish, One spot butterflyfish, Oval spot coral fish, Speculum butterflyfish, Spotted butterflyfish.
Location: Bunaken National Marine Park; the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 2019. Dimensions cropped 3456 x 4608.
Las Cajones GorgeLas Cajones GorgeLas cajones is a gorge formed by the Chame River. The word cajones in Spanish means drawers as in dresser drawers. For some reason, the local folks thought the layers and steps formed by erosion of the river looked like drawers. Technically a gorge is really a canyon which is a geographical feature caused by a river that through a process of epigenesis excavates a deep fissure of almost vertical walls in sedimentary terrain. The Cajones de Chame are an amazing set of rock mazes. The sedimentary rock has been worn away over centuries and now forms a steep canyon that ranges for hundreds of meters. It is the longest gorge like this in Panama. The beauty of the canyon was amazing. Reminded me of some gorges in the Canadian Rockies but surrounded by lush, green, jungle vegetation. Location: 30 kilometers from Coronado, Panama. Masdevallia Tonduzii orchid – no common name 1-24-18-41 cropMasdevallia Tonduzii orchidThese are white with pale orange centers. Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters. Lowland, moist forest species; they require a high humidity to bloom and bloom profusely. Location: Dracula Finca Garden, Cerra Punta, Panama. January 2018. Dimensions 1420 x 1593.

 

 

 

 

The Arching Brassia - brassia arcuigera 8-26-20-8 cropThe Arching Brassia - brassia arcuigeraThe arching brassia orchid is native to Panama. It is also referred to as a spider orchid. Very long thin sepals and petals with tiger stripes give them a spidery appearance. Require symbiotic fungi to flourish. Pollinated by female spider hunter wasps who sting the lip thinking it is a spider then fly to another spider orchid and pollutants. Other scientific names: Brassia lawrenceana, Brassia hinksoniana, Brassia longissima and Brassia antherotes. Location: Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), El Valle Panama. August 2020. Dimensions 3041 x 3367. Scarlet Macaw - ara macaoScarlet Macaw - ara macaoThe Scarlet Macaw (one of 17 species of Macaws) is one of the most beautiful members of the parrot family and one of the largest Neotropical parrots. Macaws prefer life in the rainforest. With wide strong wings and hollow bones that aid flight, they can reach speeds of 56 kilometers (35 miles) per hour. They have a strong, curved beak to crack hard nuts and seeds, and a tongue that can hold onto the kernel to pull it from the shell. Location: village of La Laguna Panama.5-1-20-27 Arundina Graminifolia OrchidArundina Graminifolia OrchidArundina graminifolia is a terrestrial orchid with reedy stems, growing to a height of 70 cm to 2 meters (6.5 feet tall). This extreme height is highly unusual for an orchid. These flowers, 5 – 8 cm in diameter, are a rosy lilac and white disk with a purple lip. Originally from Asia (growing wild along roadsides) it was introduced into Panama and several other Central American countries. Several common names: Grass-like leaf Arundina named because of its long slender leaves and Bamboo orchid. Location: Aprovaca (The Orchid Nursery & Conservation Center), El Valle Panama. October 2020. Broadclub Cuttlefish - sepia latimanusBroadclub Cuttlefish - sepia latimanusThe Broadclub Cuttlefish gets its common name from the wide pads on the ends of its feeding tentacles that it uses to capture prey. This species is the second largest cuttlefish, reaching weights of at least 22 pounds (10 kg). Up to 20 inches long (50 cm) including tentacles. It has eight arms and two feeding tentacles. This cunning predator hypnotizes prey with flashing, colored bands that ripple along its skin. Color variations for camouflage to deter predators.Location: Pacific Indian Ocean, Labuan Bajo Flores, Sebayur Island, Indonesia. September 2019.


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