Brazil 2010

Brazil, the land of the Amazon with its many tributaries and rainforests, here we have been looking for some special poison dart frogs. The land of the Pantanal, a vast wetland with unique animals such as jaguars, giant otters, anteaters, hyacinth macaws and many snake and lizard species. The mighty Iguaçu Falls. Brazil, a country that left us with unforgettable impressions. Read more...

The Galapagos Islands
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In January 2009 we went to the Galapagos islands. Darwin and Wolf, the most northern islands are known as the 'Walhalla' for divers. But also diving around the southern islands and the land excursions were really impresive. read more ...


In April/May 2008 we went to Uganda, we went for the mountain gorillas, but also the tree climbing lions, the rare shoebill stork and the hundreds and hundreds hippopotamus were very impressive. Of course we also enjoyed to see all the other animals. read more ...
Diving, another passion
Diving, another passion
We are diving for about 20 years and 15 years together. Meanwhile we have visited many beautiful divesites all over the world, but the last couple of years we got fascinated by bigger game fish, especially sharks. Nowadays sharks determine our diving destination. But it is sometimes also hard to chose between an exotic divesite or tropical rainforest. 
Tresher sharks at Malapascua, Filippines
Voshaai-1.jpgThresher sharks (alopias pelagicus) are common at the most oceans. But as they mainly appear at great depth, they are seldom spotted by divers. You have several kinds of thresher sharks, the Alopias pelagicus however, is the largest one. At Malapascua, at an sunken island, Monad shoal, at 20m depth, you can find some cleaningstations for thresher sharks. Here they are spotted frequently. For us the reason to go this time to the Filipines.  read more ...
The whale sharks of Donsol, Filippines
Walvishaai-1.jpgThe whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest shark en also largest fish who populates our oceans. He has an average length of 12 to 15m, but also some specimen of 18 to 20m are spotted. At the bay of Donsol, rich on plankton, several months a year stay some tens of whale sharks. Several years ago, in South Africa, we had an unforgettable and great encounter with a whale shark, an experience which we liked to repeat. So as we were going to the Filipines we had to visit Donsol, to see if we could improve our whale shark encounter. read more ...
Hammerheads at Layang Layang
HamerFrontpage.jpgSince quite some time we loved to see once hammerheads. There are only a few places in the world where you have a reasonable chance to dive with hammerheads (sphyrna lewini). But even on these spots, you will never have the guarantee to see them. Since our childhood, we were both fascinated by their head, a flat hammer with eyes at the ends. Here a video-impression of those impressive sharks and some pictures, also of other beauties. read more ...
Palau, shark capital
palau011.jpgOur place to go. Palau is known for its paradisiacal islands and sharks. It’s told that you can dive here between hundreds of sharks and that you also can see a lot of other big game fish. And indeed, above us, next to us and beneath us, grey reef sharks, whitetips, blacktips, hardly countable. But also the many manta’s and eagle rays were great to watch. We had the luck being there during ‘shark week’. Greg Marshal, known from his shark documentaries, gave several nights lectures with slideshows. He was doing, together with some other biologists research, to which we could participate as amateur divers. So we got special ‘shark-instructions’. read more ...
Diary frog greenhouse
Diary dartfrog greenhouse
In the poison dart frog dairy we regularly write the weal and woe of our frogs and the greenhouse self. read more ...
Black jeans - December 8th, 2007
Kleintje5.jpg    The black jeans is doing well in our greenhouse, at the moment 7 youngsters of different ages are hopping around. read more ...
Enlargement frog species - April 28th, 2007
Since a month we have 10 vittatus and variabilis in our greenhouse. We have also our first yellow offspring ashore
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A strange deposit place - February 20th, 2007
Our tricolors found a new place to deposit their tadpoles. Just after sprinkling, the only part of the floor without sand, just in front of the door, is flooded by a few mm water. Already 4 times they deposited their tadpoles here, despite the fact that this ‘puddle’ dries out quite fast. read more ...
The Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis - October 13th 2006
It looks like the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis like their new home, we just had our first offspring. read more ...
Renovation old tropical greenhouse - July 9th 2006
Last winter we renovated our old tropical greenhouse (12m²). Besides the home for several lizard species it became also the home for our red eye tree frogs and some poison dart frogs. read more ...
Basiliscus plumifrons
This basilisk is our favourite lizard, that is why we named our website after them. At our first travel to Costa Rica, we saw this green basilisk for the first time and we were completely crazy about this lizard. It did not take long before we started to keep them by ourselves.  read more ...
Travel journals
In 2004
 we came in contact with Rainer Schulte, a biologist and frog expert who lives already over 25 years in Peru. He  was looking for somebody who could build a new website for INIBICO (an organization in Peru dedicated to biological research and protecting nature). After half a year of intensive mail contact, the website was ready and Rainer invited us to see the areas and frogs he was talking about so enthusiastically, with our own eyes. Of course we could not say NO. read more ...
Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea


 This was a very special trip, as if we returned into the stone age. Skincutting ceremonies, bartermarkets, men hunting with bow and arrow, tilling the soil with stone axes and beautiful birds of paradise. But this trip was not entirely without danger, we arrived in the middle of a tribal warfare, the arrows were flying about our ears. 

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Borneo has a lot to offer, as well above the water as under water. Still some beautifully virgin rainforests, we even saw a urang utan in the wild. With scuba diving we saw every day big manta's, it looked like we were swimming in the middle of many flying carpets. Turtles who came ashore to lay their eggs, young hatchlings crawling out of the sand and waddling oddly but fast to the sea, in the hope not to be eaten. read more ...

Costa Rica and Panama 2003

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  Costa Rica and Panama remain one of our favourite destinations, as you can find here relatively easy many animals. A very rich flora and fauna, you can see several kinds of monkeys, sloths, nosebears, birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, crocodiles etc. The Bocas-islands are known for its large colourvariations of pumilio's, at each island they have a different colour.

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In spite of the enormous deforestation at Madagascar (the largest part is completely deforest), the island is known for its lemur, half-ape, who you only can find here and for its cameleons. 2/3 Of all the cameleon species, you find at Madagascar. By foot we traversed several unique national parks, the best way to see their large variety of animallife. At night you see completely different animals as during the day.  

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