Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skywatch Friday: Sunset at Dasyueshan (大雪山) National Forest; Camera-Critters #153

After my trip with "Natural Kingdon" on Thursday, January 24 to Fu-shan Botanical Garden, we went with them again for a two-day tour to Dasyueshan National Forest for birdwatching and natural tour.  The mountain range is about 3000 meters heigh and is located at the center of Taiwan.  It used to be a major area for timber production, now it is completely preserved and famous for bird watching.  When we arrived at the top of the range, it was almost dark.  We were treated with this amazing sunset.

We were not idle after dinner, the guide took us out for a drive in the forest and searching for animals using spot light.  We were very fortunate to see this Formosan serow (長鬃山羊), Capricornis crispus swinhoei.  

This is White-face Flying Squirrel (白面鼯鼠), Petaurista alborufus len.  They stay high-up on the pine trees.  Their eyes shine like ruby when we scan the tree top with spot light.  They are so puffy and cute.

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10 comments:

EG Wow said...

Sounds like a fantastic tour and the sunset is indeed beautiful.

Linnea said...

That sky is really incredible! Great capture.

Hildred and Charles said...

Gorgeous pictures, - the colours in the first are splendid.

ladyfi said...

What delightful animals, and a gorgeous sunset!

Fotokarusellen said...

Very nice sets of photo. Very beautiful. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.

Marka said...

A gorgeous sunset, to be sure.

Cheers!

Lynette Killam said...

A gorgeous sunset shot! And how wonderful to see the night animals, not always an easy thing to do!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful sky. Gorgeous capture. Love the cute critters too.

GreenWhisper said...

wow the colours in that sunset shot are absolutely wonderful...a feast for the eyes. been having a peek at your other images you've got some fantastic shots here.

abbott.simth said...

So nice and more lovely place shared. There are more fantastic and creative place and attractive photo shared.

Double glazing

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